In Gettysburg, the official introduction of the stamp will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The Vicksburg stamp will be unveiled at a 10 a.m. event at the USS Cairo Museum. The public is invited to attend both events.
The Gettysburg stamp is a reproduction of an 1887 chromolithograph by Swedish-born Thure de Thulstrup showing a cavalry advance on an infantry line. The Vicksburg stamp is a reproduction of an 1863 lithograph by Currier & Ives titled “Admiral Porter’s Fleet Running the rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16, 1863.”
At each ceremony, a descendant of men who fought in those battles will be present, according to a news release.