Lexington Common, April 19, 1775 The Art of Don Troiani Here we see in this exciting new painting by Don Troiani, Captain Parker with his small company of average citizens, formed to protect their rights against an overwhelming force.
"The Fight on Lexington Common" captures a moment from the first military engagement of the American Revolutionary War. On April 19, 1775, American soldiers fire at British Redcoats in Lexington, Mass.(Stock Montage/Getty Images)
"By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard 'round the world." The Battle of Lexington & Concord occured 240 years ago, on April 19, 1775
Battle of King's Mountain, MAJ Patrick Ferguson, British Army, mortally wounded by Patriot mountain men militia. The Patriots defeated the Regulars and Loyalist militia in a battle that turned the tide in the South and the Revolution.
British Captain John Montresor, who was present and who spoke to Hull under a flag of truce the next day: "'On the morning of his execution,' Mr. Hale calmly spoke, and He said, 'I only regret, that I have but one life to lose for my country.'"