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The Shot Heard Around The World 

19 April 1775

Don't tread On Me - flag   Posterity: You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.

I hope you make good use of it.
--- John Quincy Adams

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.

Test and image copied from HERE      [ A world history studies academic website
by Professor William Meyers and Mr. Daniel Pfeifer of the Wake Forest History Dept. ]

APRIL 19, 1775
From:  "Today In History" - Library of Congress

Image from National Park Service  (NPS)
NPS Link: Minute Man National Historical Park

Battle On Lexington Green   ---   from the Our Country on-line text.
    Text copied from Our Country web page
    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

  • From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: The Constitution of the USA
  • From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines

  • GO TO   The Winning of Independence

    Spy Letters of the American Revolution     GO TO   "The The Battle of Lexington"
                -- Timeline -- From the Collections of the Clements Library

    War Begins

    An unsubstantiated listing of casualties and combatants

    American Revolution Links      via
    Note: is a webesite of The Independence Hall Association (IHA)