Thursday, January 8, 2015

stamps: battle of new orleans

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The War of 1812, sometimes called "the forgotten conflict," was a confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. With this issuance, the U.S. Postal Service® concludes its commemoration of the bicentennial of a war that ultimately helped forge our national identity and gave us our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The subject of this stamp is Andrew Jackson's triumphant victory over the British, at the Battle of New Orleans. Using mixed media, stamp artist Greg Harlin, a specialist in historical paintings, depicts American troops and artillery repelling British forces from behind a mile-long defensive earthwork known as Jackson's line.

The Battle of New Orleans stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about The Battle of New Orleans stamp here.

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