- Detail map of Lexington & Concord battle
- Battle of Lexington and Concord, Parker's Revenge - April 19, 1775
- Battle of Lexington and Concord
Detail map of Lexington & Concord battle
Battles of Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775, (The American Revolution)and the
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They were between British soldiers , who wanted to take away the colonists' weapons and arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams , and American colonists. They were fought in towns outside Boston , Massachusetts. These towns are Lexington , Massachusetts and Concord , Massachusetts. The Patriots found out long before it happened and safely evacuated the place. The first battle was fought on Lexington Green in Lexington. General Gage, along with British soldiers, marched there to find and destroy hidden weapons. However, they were met by 70 minutemen.
They marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in America. In late , Colonial leaders adopted the Suffolk Resolves in resistance to the alterations made to the Massachusetts colonial government by the British parliament following the Boston Tea Party. The colonial assembly responded by forming a Patriot provisional government known as the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and calling for local militias to train for possible hostilities. The Colonial government exercised effective control of the colony outside of British-controlled Boston. In response, the British government in February declared Massachusetts to be in a state of rebellion. About British Army regulars in Boston, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith , were given secret orders to capture and destroy Colonial military supplies reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord.
The previous battle in the British Battles sequence is the Battle of Quebec Militia were commanded by Barrett, Buttrick, Robinson and many others.
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Facing the threat of rebellion, British General Thomas Gage hoped to prevent violence by ordering the seizure of weapons and powder being stored in Concord, Massachusetts, twenty miles northwest of Boston. Waiting to greet them was a small company of militia commanded by Captain John Parker. A shot rang out Ś historians still debate who pulled the trigger. Nervous British soldiers then fired a volley, killing seven militiamen and mortally wounding another. By the time the British arrived at the North Bridge, a force of almost colonial militiamen from Concord and the surrounding area had gathered on the high ground across the river. The Minute Men formed up and advanced on the British, who responded by retreating back across the bridge and taking up a defensive position.
Battle of Lexington and Concord, Parker's Revenge - April 19, 1775
Battle Map of Lexington and Concord
Battle of Lexington and Concord