Quantcast

Battle of Gettysburg stamps go on sale - abc27 WHTM

Battle of Gettysburg stamps go on sale

Posted: Updated:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The U.S. Postal Service has begun selling Forever Stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The stamp is a reproduction of an 1887 chromolithograph by Thure de Thulstrup, a Swedish-born artist who became an illustrator for Harper's Weekly after the Civil War.

The Gettysburg stamp is paired with one that marks the Battle of Vicksburg, a reproduction of an 1863 lithograph by Currier & Ives titled "Admiral Porter's Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th, 1863."

The two stamps are the third of a five-year series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The Postal Service began the Civil War Sesquicentennial Forever stamp series in 2011 with the issuance of the Fort Sumter and Battle of Bull Run stamps.

Last year, stamps memorializing the Battles of Antietam and New Orleans were issued.

Powered by WorldNow