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The Shot Heard Around
19 April 1775
will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you make
good use of it.
|On April 19, 1775, a group of 70 colonial
Minutemen confronted a British unit who were marching towards Concord Massachusetts
to seize military stores.
No one knows who fired the first shot, but, after facing each other for a long while, someone, either by accident or intention, fired what became known as, "the shot heard round the world" and the American Revolution began.
The battle was brief, leaving eight minutemen dead and ten wounded. Following the skirmish in Lexington, militias from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont assembled near Boston to organize themselves for a war that would eventually lead to the birth of the United States.
APRIL 19, 1775
From: "Today In History" - Library of Congress
Image from National Park Service
NPS Link: Minute Man National Historical Park
NPS Link: MINUTE MAN VISITOR CENTER
|MORE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ERA LINKS:
Battle On Lexington Green --- from the Our Country on-line text.
Our Country was published in 1877 as a Household History for All Readers. Their articles are from the second volume of the book in which the author, Benson J. Lossing, chronicles the American Revolution from 1760 until the early days of independence around 1800.
Our Country vol. 2
This online book is a part of PUBLIC BOOKSHELF
An excellent website --- Review it! --- well worth your time
The Concord Fight and A Fearless Isaac Davis
A Chronology Of The American Revolution
GO TO 1775: The "Shot Heard 'Round The World"
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Spy Letters of the American Revolution GO TO "The The Battle of Lexington"
-- Timeline -- From the Collections of the Clements Library
An unsubstantiated listing of casualties and combatants
American Revolution Links via ushistory.org
Note: ushistory.org is a webesite of The Independence Hall Association (IHA)