US 1964 Civil War Centennial ; Battle of the Wilderness 5c. Scott. 1181


US 1964 Civil War Centennial ; Battle of the Wilderness 5c. Scott. 1181


Series: Civil War Centennial Issue

Stamp details: Battle of the Wilderness, 1864

Issued date: 05-05-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1181
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1180
Michel (Germany): 859
Yvert et Tellier (France): 761

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

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

Stamp Colors: Black and Dark red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Battle, Artillery

Total print: 125,410,000 (estimate)

Description: The Battle of the Wilderness was fought on May 57, 1864, during the American Civil War. It was the first battle of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The fighting occurred in a wooded area near Locust Grove, Virginia, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Fredericksburg. Both armies suffered heavy casualties, nearly 29,000 in total, a harbinger of a war of attrition by Grant against Lee's army and, eventually, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. The battle was tactically inconclusive, as Grant disengaged and continued his offensive.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Wilderness