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Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Battle of Lexington and Concord By: Taj Speight

Taj Speight

on 1 February 2013

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By: Taj Speight When did this event take place? How did the event impact the war? What initiated the event and what happened as a result of the event? What details are important in understanding the event and its place in history? Ralph Waldo Emerson, a famous poet, called the Battle of Lexington "the shot heard 'round the world," This Event took place on April 18, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. This Battle was fought by the Colonist and the British This event impacted the Revolutionary War because it was the first military engagement and it started the Revolutionary War. The Americans also known as the "Patriots" had a specific order which was "Don't fire unless fired upon" from Captain John Parker. No one knew who fired the first shot but at the end more British were killed then Colonist. Details important are John Hancock and Samuel Adams , because these men were the reason The battle of Lexington and Concord had happen. The British were sent to capture them two men. Famous Quotes about this event ! The Battle of Lexington and Concord Work Cited www.Lexington and Concord(ushistory.org) www.Library.thinkquest.org www.history.com www.prezi.com Pictures from The Battle of Lexington and Concord What Happened? About 700 British Army regulars, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. Also to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Through effective intelligence gathering, Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk, and had moved most of them to other locations. They also received details about British plans on the night before the battle, and were able to rapidly notify the area militias of the military movement. The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. The militia were outnumbered and fell back, and the regulars proceeded on to Concord, where they searched for the supplies. At the North Bridge in Concord, several hundred militiamen fought and defeated three companies of the King's troops. The outnumbered regulars fell back from the Minutemen after a pitched battle in open territory.
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