A red 2-cent stamp issued on July 9, 1930, marked the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Braddock's Field (1755), at which the British aimed to drive the French and their Indian allies out of Pennsylvania. The stamp pictures George Washington as a colonel in the British army. Though Braddock's troops lost the battle, Washington was highly commended for his bravery and military acumen in the battle. Washington's star rose from this point, leading eventually to his commanding the American revolutionary armies.
Gordon T. Trotter