"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." -Captain Parker April 19th 1775. Orders given to the Minute Men / Militia during the Battle of Lexington and Concord in response to Arms and Ammunition confiscation by the Tyrannical Government.
Wright's Tavern, Concord, Massachusetts. On the day of April 19, 1775, the day of the battle of Lexington and Concord, when the courthouse bell announced the approach of Major Pitcairn's troupes, the Concord minutemen assembled at Wright's Tavern. Later, after Pitcairn's arrival in the Concord square, British officers refreshed themselves in the tavern.
This picture represents the battle of Lexington and Concord. This was the first battle of the revolutionary war. British troops destroyed some supplies but minutemen pushed them back to Boston. The first shot was said to be the shot heard 'round the world.
Gen Joseph Warren, Jr - American doctor who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in the early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as president of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Warren enlisted Paul Revere and William Dawes on April 18, 1775, to leave Boston and spread the alarm that the British garrison in Boston was setting out to raid the town of Concord and arrest rebel leaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first beattle of the revolutionary war. The british were trying to capture patriot arms and arrest two patriots. Paul Revere warned the colonies and they were well prepared to fight.
This is the lantern hung in the Old North Church on April 18, 1775, made famous due to Paul Revere's midnight ride to alert the towns outlying Boston of the British approach. The next day (April 19), the Battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution. The lantern now resides in the Concord Museum, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.