Friday, April 19, 2013

Shot heard 'round the world

On April 19, 1775, the militia gathered on the village green in Lexington, Massachusetts...

"First Blow for Liberty"
Scene from the Battle of Lexington, 1775
Engraving published 1863. From Library of Congress collection

An eyewitness account of the initial skirmish is recorded here. A better organized resistance to the British forces came later in the morning beginning at Concord Bridge.

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