US 1880 Winfield Scott (1786-1866) 24c. Scott. 200

US 1880 Winfield Scott (1786-1866) 24c. Scott. 200

Series: 1880 Reprints of 1879 Issue

Issued year: 1880
Face value: 24c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 200

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Dark violet
Perforation: line 12
Paper: soft porous paper
Gum: Without gum

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Generals, Military Officers

Description:- Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War and conflicts with Native Americans. Scott was the Whig Party's presidential nominee in the 1852 election, but was defeated by Democrat Franklin Pierce. He was known as Old Fuss and Feathers for his insistence on proper military etiquette, as well as the Grand Old Man of the Army for his many years of service.