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Battle of Fallen Timbers Issue

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2-cent Battle of Fallen Timbers General Wayne Memorial single

This single 2-cent red stamp honoring General Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) was issued on September 14, 1929. The stamp also commemorated the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, which occurred near the Maumee River (Ohio) in 1794. General Wayne's forces defeated Chief Little Turtle's Native American warriors in the battle. Subsequently, the Treaty of Greenville (1796) opened much of Ohio to white settlement. The stamp depicts the General Anthony Wayne memorial statue, which is situated at the battle site. An Indian and a frontiersman flank the image of Wayne.

Gordon T. Trotter

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