If you are looking for an interesting way to use one of your Civil War stamps, why not send away for this interesting postmark?
The Leesport Post Office in Leesport PA will be issuing special cancellations until around the end of the month. This cancellation was actually given out at a stamp show, but most special cancellations are also available at the local PO for 30 days afterwards.
This postmark will feature Nicholas Biddle who was a slave during the civil war and according to some sources the first person to be injured in the Civil War. I highly recommend clicking on his name and reading more about him. It is quite fascinating.
Here is the address:
Leesport Post Office
4 East Wall Street
Leesport, PA 19533
Again, I usually include a post-it explaining that I want the special cancellation.