DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES!
On April 19th Captain John Parker and nearly 4,000 Minutemen caused the British to run away back to Boston. Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Ralph Waldo Emerson later had wrote how the colonial troops fired "shot heard around the world".
In June 1775 Militiamen seized Bunker Hill behind Charlestown. They built forts on Breed's Hill. The British attacked, General William Howe crossed the bay with 2,200 British soldiers. The militia waited and that is when Colonel William Prescott shouted "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" The redcoats won at bunker hill but with a cost of more than 1,000 militiamen killed or wounded