Design of this stamp honored the Final Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans. This event of the Confederate veterans was held May 30, 1951, at Norfolk, VA. The organization wasfounded in New Orleans in 1889. Central design is a United Confederate Veteran as he appeared in 1951 and as he was in his youth as a Confederate soldier. John Brown Gordon, a distinguished Confederate general and later an important and revered political figure in Georgia, headed the United Confederate Veterans from 1890 until his death in 1904.