First, Happy New Year to all my readers and Facebook fans. Here’s hoping 2011 will be as good as or better than its predecessors.
Second, the U. S, Postal Service has announced it will be releasing Civil War themed stamps in each year of the sesquicentennial (see here). The first two stamps will commemorate 1861 events, the bombing of Ft. Sumter and the Battle of First Bull Run. I could only find this small image of the Bull Run stamp, but it is a copy of the painting that hangs on the wall of the Manassas Visitor Center, The Capture of Ricketts’ Battery, painted for the NPS in 1964 by Sydney E. King. Here’s a nice big image of the painting (click for a larger version):
Third and last, this is the 1,000th post on Bull Runnings – thanks for stopping by!