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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.

First Black Minuteman Lemuel Haynes: He served as a minuteman during the American Revolutionary War, fighting at the April 1775 Battle of Lexington. He was an indentured servant who enlisted in the war after earning his freedom. He later became an ordained Protestant minister.

The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their…

“Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel PC (25 April 1725 – 2 October 1786) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the Seven Years’ War and the War of American Independence. During the final...

The fight at Concord Bridge , April 19th 1775. Minutemen with bayonets? The Acton company had them which could have been why they were in the front of the patriot column. By Don Troiani

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775,