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 ...
First shots of Revolutionary War reenacted in Lexington
LEXINGTON – The first shots of the Revolutionary War have been fired – again ... Eight minutemen were killed in the real skirmish that took place on April 19, 1775. British regulars continued their advance to Concord, where they met heavy resistance ...
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 ...
Paul Revere, Lexington and Concord and what really happened in April 1775
Paul Revere's famous ride late on April 18th, 1775 did not happen ... the militia ground when the first shot were fired that morning. He witnessed the British riot that followed and was among the first to know that American blood had been split.
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.