The Battle of Lexington and Concord first began on April 19, 1775. The british heard that the americans were holding large amounts of weapons at Concord, so they sent vast amounts of troops their. The british ran into a blockade at Lexington, then were beaten at Concord.
Part II. General Thomas Gage (1721-1787) Finally, in 1775, London finally authorized General Gage to use force against the rebels of Boston and Massachusetts.. This resulted in Gage's first direct action, the raid on Lexington and Concord on the morning of April 19th, 1775. General Gage resigned his post after his troops were bloodied assaulting Bunker Hill.
The Battle of Marathon 490 BC: The day of Marathon is the critical epoch in the history of the two nations. It broke forever the spell of Persian invincibility, which had previously paralyzed men's minds. It helped the Greeks to get the spirit which beat back Xerxes. It secured for mankind the intellectual treasures of Athens, the growth of free institutions, the liberal enlightenment of the Western world, and the gradual ascendency for many ages of the great principles of European…
"Robert Rogers" by Marc Grieves - "Rangers? Pshaw, I wouldn't trust 'em if I were you. There's somethin' wrong wi' 'em up here, if you takes my meaning. Comes from them givin' up all them proper rules o' warfare like proper civilized folk to fight like the Indians. Halfway to becoming savages themselves at this rate, I'd wager. Mark my words, boy - nothing good ever comes from doin' that."
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.
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 G-BOAA and Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire P7350 / UD-T commemorating Battle of Britain Day over the Kentish coastline, 15th September 1990. (Photo: After The Battle)
"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.