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U.S. #791
1937 2¢ Decatur & MacDonough
Army and Navy

Issue Date:
January 15, 1937
First City: Washington, DC
Quantity Issued: 92,054,550
 
Stephen Decatur and Thomas MacDonough were Naval officers during the War of 1812. During the War, Decatur gained fame for capturing the British frigate "Macedonian."
 
Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)
War Hero and Navy Commissioner
Born in Sinepuxent, Maryland, Decatur took to the seas as a young boy. Decatur was commissioned as a midshipman at the age of 19 and promoted to acting Lieutenant within a year. A decisive leader, he commanded U.S. battleships during the Tripolitan Wars. He was given responsibility for the flotilla in the Chesapeake, management of the Norfolk Navy Yard, and command of all U.S. Naval Forces on the Southeast coast.
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U.S. #791
1937 2¢ Decatur & MacDonough
Army and Navy

Issue Date:
January 15, 1937
First City: Washington, DC
Quantity Issued: 92,054,550
 
Stephen Decatur and Thomas MacDonough were Naval officers during the War of 1812. During the War, Decatur gained fame for capturing the British frigate "Macedonian."
 
Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)
War Hero and Navy Commissioner
Born in Sinepuxent, Maryland, Decatur took to the seas as a young boy. Decatur was commissioned as a midshipman at the age of 19 and promoted to acting Lieutenant within a year. A decisive leader, he commanded U.S. battleships during the Tripolitan Wars. He was given responsibility for the flotilla in the Chesapeake, management of the Norfolk Navy Yard, and command of all U.S. Naval Forces on the Southeast coast.