THE REDCOATS ARE COMING!! THE REDCOATS ARE COMING!!
Secretly, on the day of April eighteenth, approximately 700 of the British soliers escaped Britan on their way to Concord.
Prior to April eighteenth, the British commander, General Thomas Gage planned a march to capture all weapons that belonged to the 13 colonies. This would take place in Concord.
Afterward, the Americans hung up two lamps as a signal, to inform the colonists when the British, were on their way to Concord. Later that night, one of the colonists who road through the night, was Paul Revere. As he passed through all of the villages filed with sleeping people, he shouted that the redcoats were on their way.
Early in the morning on April 19th, the redcoats just reached Lexington. The Americans only had 70 patriot minutemen ready in Lexington when the patriots arrived. However, the redcoats had 700 British troop arriving in Lexington. As a result the colonists started to leave. It wasn't worth it.
Afterward a shot was fired in the distance. It's anonymous who shot it, but eight colonists were killed from it. Soon after, the British moved on to Concord. In Concord they failed to achieve there goal.
Late afternoon, 300 patriot minutemen lined up to stop the British from leaving Concord. As a result, they started to fight, so the colonists forced the British to remove themselves. Int he long run, the colonists only lost 73 men, and the British lost 200 soldiers.