Franklin preservationists hope to see an official Battle of Franklin stamp for the 150th anniversary

A local artist – Robert Froedge – has created three designs for a suggested or potential stamp set to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin (Nov 30, 1864).  The U.S. Postal service must approve the stamp(s) but there is no guarantee they will use the proposed Froedge designs. However, the artist has created four designs in the image of Carrie McGavock, John Bell Hood, and John Schofield. Froedge’s designs are meant to drum up support for the stamps more than anything. It could be early 2013 before the Franklin community will learn of the proposal is accepted.

Read a recent article about the story by The Tennessean

Here are the other three designs?  Which one do you like the most?




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One thought on “Franklin preservationists hope to see an official Battle of Franklin stamp for the 150th anniversary

  1. Porter Calhoun

    Are Mr. Froedge and Franklin’s Charge aware of the ongoing Civil War stamp series which began in 2011? There is an obvious theme to these stamps as can be seen in the USPS announcements: http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2011/pb22306/html/info_009.html and http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22333/html/info_007.htm. Is the campaign for a Battle of Franklin commemorative stamp an effort for a stand alone stamp over and above the existing Postal Service’s Civil War stamp series or a stamp to be included in this series? I suggest looking at a campaign to have the Battle of Franklin be one of the two 2014 stamps not yet decided on by the Postal Service.

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