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.
Roberts Rangers became the chief scouting arm of British Crown forces by the late 1750s in America. The British valued them highly for gathering intelligence about the enemy. Later, the company was revived as a Loyalist force during the American Revolutionary War. Nonetheless, a number of former ranger officers became Patriot commanders. Some ex-rangers also participated as patriot militiamen at the Battle of Concord Bridge.
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.
Wright's Tavern ~ Concord ~ Massachusetts ~ On April 19, 1775, the day of the battle of Lexington and Concord, when the courthouse bell announced the approach of Major Pitcairn's troupes, the Concord minutemen assembled at Wright's Tavern. Later, after Pitcairn's arrival in the Concord square, British officers refreshed themselves in the tavern.
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)