Dave's United States Postage Stamp Collection
1925 Lexington-Concord Issue
Washington at Cambridge: 1 Cent Deep Green. This stamp shows George Washington taking command of the American Army at Cambridge. John Adams originally proposed the idea, but Thomas Jefferson nominated Washington to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The vote was carried unanimoulsy by the Continental Congress.
Birth of Liberty: 2 Cent Carmine Rose. This picture is taken from the painting " Birth of Liberty" by Henry Sandham. It hangs in the town hall at Lexington, Massachusetts and salutes the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Concord was considered to be major supply point for the militia of the Continental Army. General Gage ordered it to be attacked, but his British forces were stopped on the Concord North Bridge were they suffered 14 casualties. The British returned to Boston, but were forced to travel across a countryside now swarming with freedom-fighting militiamen.
The Minute Man: 5 Cent Dark Blue. The statue of the "Minute Man" was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and is located in Concord, Massachusetts. The statue salutes the American minuteman who held himself in constant readines for instant action.