Statue of General Bernardo de Gálvez by Vicinte Rodilla Zanón in Mobile, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hykesj
N 30° 41.256 W 088° 02.743
16R E 399842 N 3395446
Quick Description: This statue was erected in 1967 in Mobile's Spanish Plaza, a park dedicated to the Spanish heritage in the Mobile, Alabama area. The stamp commemorates the bicentennial of the Battle of Mobile in 1780.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2012 6:55:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMEQ6P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Several historic events are referred to as the “Battle of Mobile”. The one commemorated on the stamp was the successful three day siege of the British fort Charlotte by the Spanish under General Gálvez in 1780. This fort was formerly named Condé when Mobile was occupied by the French. The British surrender played an important part in aiding the American cause during the revolutionary war.

Bernardo de Gálvez was the Spanish governor of Louisiana during the late 18th century. When Spain declared war on Great Britain in 1780, Gálvez acted quickly, sailing to Mobile and effecting the surrender of the British at fort Charlotte. He then went on to secure western Florida by driving the British from Pensacola in 1781.

There is currently a partial, 4/5th scale model of the fort built on the original spot.
Stamp Issuing Country: United States

Date of Issue: July 23, 1980

Denomination: 15c

Color: multicolored

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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