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A Stamp for Peter Francisco


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The United States Postal Service honored Revolutionary War hero, Peter Francisco, with a stamp depicting the hulking man with a British thousand-pound cannon slung over his shoulder. Francisco was wounded six times during the war. So great was his prowess, that General Washington ordered a five-foot broadsword fashioned for him. Francisco wielded it in many battles including the battle of Guilford Court House, where he killed eleven British soldiers.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p9-11, il, por  (Periodical website)
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12263
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