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DOG TAGS WERE FIRST CREATED/USED DURING THE CIVIL WAR WHEN THE BODY COUNT WAS PILING UP AND MANY BODIES HAD NO FORM OF IDENTIFICATION ON THEIR PERSON FOR PEOPLE TO LOOK AT. BEFORE THE DOG TAGS WERE ACTUALLY MOLDED (LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE), SOLDIERS IMPROVISED AND WROTE THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHICH WAS PINNED TO THEIR UNIFORM OR ONTO A PERSONAL BELONGING, SUCH AS THEIR KNAPSACKS. (ARMYDOGTAGS.COM) Jaclyn C. March 18th

Dog tags were created and used in the Civil War. Before the dog tags, soldiers improvised by writing their personal information on a piece of strong paper attached to their clothes

IMAGE: Postage stamp of 9/11 flag photo

9/11 flag, missing for years, to return to Ground Zero

christmas postage stamps 2013 Global Forever

Did you know that the word “wreath” comes from the Middle English word “wrethe,” which means something twisted into a circular form? The Global Forever®: Evergreen Wreath, the Postal Service’s first.

On August 7, 1782, General George Washington authorized the Purple Heart award for soldiers wounded in combat. #purpleheart #foundingfathers #president

On August General George Washington authorized the Purple Heart award for soldiers wounded in combat.

John Adams was an early colonist against the Stamp Act of 1765. John Adams helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He served two terms as vice-president under Washington in 1789-97, and beat Thomas Jefferson in 1796 to become president.

John Adams

John Adams was an early colonist against the Stamp Act of John Adams helped draft the Declaration of Independence in He served two terms as vice-president under Washington in and beat Thomas Jefferson in 1796 to become president.

United States - 1986 - The United States Postal Service honored all non-living former United States Presidents (at time of issue) with the release of this complete set of four mint sheets during 1986 (all four sheets are shown above). Each sheet includes nine stamps; 35 presidents plus the White House are featured.

Presidents of the United StatesFour Sheets of 9 Stamps EachUnited States, 1986

In case you always wondered, this is the answer to the riddle "who is buried in Grant's tomb". Civil War general, President of the USA, Grant was born in a modest cabin in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

In case you always wondered, this is the answer to the riddle "who is buried in Grant's tomb". Civil War general, President of the USA, Grant was born in a modest cabin in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

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