US 1963 Civil War Centennial 'Gettysburg' 5c. Scott. 1180

US 1963 Civil War Centennial 'Gettysburg' 5c. Scott. 1180

Series: Civil War Centennial Issue

Stamp details: Blue and Gray at Gettysburg

Issued date: 01-07-1963 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1180
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1179
Michel (Germany): 843
Yvert et Tellier (France): 747

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Blue and grey
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Battle

Total print: 79,905,000 (estimate)

Description: The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 13, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In the battle, Union Major General George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, halting Lee's invasion of the North. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point due to the Union's decisive victory and concurrence with the Siege of Vicksburg.