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Charles-Michel de Salaberry

Charles-Michel de Salaberry Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Charles-Michel de Salaberry
Denomination
17¢
Date of Issue
May 11, 1979
Quantity
14,850,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Canadian Colonels
Series Time Span
1979
Perforation or Dimension
13.5
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Theo Dimson.
About Stamp
Charles-Michel d'Irumberry de Salaberry was born in 1778 at Beauport, Quebec. Commissioned in the British Army in 1794, he campaigned overseas and returned to Lower Canada in 1810. In 1812 de Salaberry raised a provincial corps of light infantry or voltigeurs. He and these Canadian Voltigeurs saw action at the Battle of Lacolle in November 1812. They and 300 Caughnawaga Indians repulsed the advance guard of an American army of 6,000, causing the entire army to retreat. De Salaberry's most famous victory came at the battle of Châteauguay in 1813 when, though vastly outnumbered, he repulsed an American contingent attempting to seize Montreal. The de Salaberry stamp was designed by Theo Dimson who has chosen to show the man in a traditional silhouette profile.
Reference
Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.
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