1961 8¢ John J. Pershing
September 13, 1860

Birth of John J. Pershing 

John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing was born on September 13, 1860, in Laclede, Missouri. He led the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI and is the only person to be promoted to the Army’s highest rank (General of the Armies) during his lifetime

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2000 33¢ Brandywine Flag
September 11, 1777

Washington Defeated at Brandywine

On September 11, 1777, George Washington’s forces lost the battle of Brandywine. It was the largest battle of the war, involving over 30,000 troops between both sides, and it was the second-longest single-day battle, lasting 11 hours.

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1990 40¢ Great Americans: Claire Chennault
September 6, 1890

Birth of Claire Chennault 

Claire Lee Chennault was born on September 6, 1890, in Commerce, Texas. He formed and led the Flying Tigers during World War II.

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1938 9¢ William Henry Harrison, light rose
September 4, 1812

Siege of Fort Harrison Begins 

On September 4, 1812, the Siege of Fort Harrison began. It would end 11 days later in the first American land victory of the War of 1812.

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2011 $1.30 Second Battle of Bull Run
August 28, 1862

2nd Battle of Bull of Run

On August 28, 1862, Union and Confederate forces met a second time at Bull Run (also known as Manassas Junction) in a bloody three-day battle.

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Series of 1902 13¢ Harrison
August 20, 1833

Birth of Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, on August 20, 1833. America’s 23rd president, he was also a Civil War veteran and lawyer.

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1936 1¢ Washington & Green
August 7, 1742

Happy Birthday Nathanael Greene

Revolutionary War commander Nathanael Greene was born on August 7, 1742, in Potowomut (Warwick), Rhode Island. One of the Continental Army’s most dependable officers, his leadership was instrumental to the Southern Theater of the American Revolution.

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2014 49¢ Civil War Sesquicentennial, 1864: The Battle of Mobile Bay
August 5, 1864

Battle of Mobile Bay Begins

On August 5, 1864, Admiral David Farragut led a successful naval attack that led to a Union victory at Mobile Bay, Alabama. Though the important city of Mobile remained part of the Confederacy, Mobile Bay was in Union hands and closed to blockade-runners.

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1929 2¢ George Rogers Clark
July 23, 1966

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

On July 23, 1966, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park was established in Vincennes, Indiana.  The park honors this Revolutionary War hero and his role in the expansion of the Northwest Territory.

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