US 1929 General John Sullivan Expedition 2c. Scott. 657

US 1929 General John Sullivan Expedition 2c. Scott. 657

Series: Sullivan Expedition Issue

Stamp details: John Sullivan (1740-1795), Continental Congress delegate

Issued date: 17-06-1929 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 657
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 680
Michel (Germany): 318
Yvert et Tellier (France): 283

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Carmine rose
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Famous People, Military, Army, Battle

Total print: 51,451,880 (estimate)

Description:- John Sullivan (1740-1795) was an American General in the Revolutionary War winning several key battles most notably the Delaware crossing. He was a delegate in the Continental Congress where he signed the Continental Association, the third governor of New Hampshire, and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Sullivan, the third son of American settlers, served as a major general in the Continental Army and as Governor (or "President") of New Hampshire. He commanded the Sullivan Expedition in 1779, a scorched earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American revolutionaries. As a member of Congress, Sullivan worked closely with the French ambassador to the United States, the Chevalier de la Luzerne.