A Revolutionary Act

by Andrea Morris
Saturday, Apr 14, 2018



Credit: Flickr/iluvgadgets:Colonial militiamen

Costumed history enthusiasts are extra busy at this time of year, performing reenactments of key events in the American Revolution along Battle Road in Lextngton and Concord

On April 19, 1775, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun in the Lexington commons. That morning, British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize their arsenal, marched into Lexington to find armed minutemen waiting for them on the town green. The Patriots were ordered to disperse, and the Americans began to drift off the green when the musket discharged. The famous minuteman statue in Lexington commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the colonial uprising that set in motion the events that ultimately led to the establishment of an independent United States of America. 

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