New US Stamp on 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg

\"civilThe US Postal Service will issue a  set of stamps  commemorating 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg  and Vicksburg of the Civil War  on 23rd May 2013.  Phil Jordan created the stamps using images of Civil War battles. The Battle of Gettysburg stamp is a reproduction of an 1887 chromolithograph by Thure de Thulstrup, a Swedish-born artist who was an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly.The Battle of Vicksburg stamp is a reproduction of an 1863 lithograph by Currier & Ives called “Admiral Porter’s Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th, 1863.”

\"civilThe set of Forever stamps are the fifth and sixth stamps issued since the Civil War series began in 2011. Two stamp designs will be issued each year through 2015.

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