Where the ‘Embattled Farmers’ of 1775 Rest
Concord is best known as the site of the first battle of the American Revolution. Between the Revolutionary ... It was on this spot, if not this actual bridge, that on April 19, 1775, colonists first fired with intent to kill on the troops of their king.
THE ROOTS OF THE FIRST AMERICAN REVOLUTION - APRIL 19, 1775 - PATRIOTS' DAY
In doing so, we mark the opening salvo of the first American Revolution in 1775, and the first step ... Parker did not expect shots to be exchanged, but his orders were: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war ...
Breaking Bloody News of the American Revolution, 1775
the first full battle of the American Revolutionary War. The engagement took place on Wednesday, April 19, 1775. Most of Boston's newspaper printers had fled town just before or after the battle, so details emerged at an express rider's pace and then were ...
Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775, at the towns of Lexington ... He couldn’t tell who fired the first shot, in his account. Both sides later accused the other of firing first. 4. Were the colonists just a bunch of farmers fighting ...
The Battle of Menotomy: Part one
The Battle of Menotomy occurred as the redcoats were fleeing Concord and Lexington on April 19, 1775. They were almost to Boston ... militia on Lexington Green, where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. From there, they went to Concord ...