Lexington and concord
Updated: 12/18/2019
Lexington and concord
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  • LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
  • LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
  • LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
  • Boston, the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre and the 1773 Boston Tea Party, was one of the main points of resistance.
  • Lexington and concord
  • On April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren, a physician and member of the Sons of Liberty, learned from a source inside the British high command that Redcoat troops would march that night on Concord
  • Lexington and concord
  • some 700 British troops arrived in Lexington and came upon 77 militiamen gathered on the town green.
  • Lexington and concord
  • Fighting started again soon after, however, with the militiamen firing at the British from behind trees,
  • Massachusetts, purportedly had a chance to cut off the Redcoats and perhaps finish them off. Instead, their commander ordered them not to attack, and the British were able to reach the safety of Charlestown Neck, where they had naval support.
  • A few months later, the British narrowly defeated the Americans in Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, the low number of casualties once again showing the strength of patriot forces
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