The Battle of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

The Battle Begins

On April 18th, the town of Boston was quiet. Most people are at home with family. Then, you hear obnoxious noises outside your home! You look out your window and see a man on a horse who is upset and furious. Its Paul Revere! Then the night of April 18th Paul Revere is going around telling people the British are coming! He goes around telling everyone he sees until he got to Lexington, that the British are coming and be ready to fight! About 700 soldiers are marching to Concord ready to fight the Colonists. Paul Revere was being loud talking about the British but he found out that they wanted to keep it a secret but he didn't, he wanted to inform the colonists. There were rumors going around about the British wanting to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The morning of April 19th 5:00am the Shot Heard Around the World was fired. They never knew who shot the gun but they believe it was the British. This shot started the Revolutionary War.
The Midnight Ride and Battle of Lexington and Concord

Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

The reason the British and the Colonists were fighting is because the British wanted to rule the Colonists and the Colonists wanted to be independent. But the British wanted to rule because they wanted to be the stronger country over them. When they were fighting in Lexington and Concord the Patriots lined up on the road and attacked the Colonists. The results of the day was Patriots or Colonists: 49 killed and 41 wounded and the British: Killed: 73 and wounded: 174

Interesting Facts

1. The militias formed within the Colonies.

2. They don't know who fired the Shot Heard Around the World.

3. The Colonists were hiding weapons, and the British started searching through their houses to find them.

4. Lexington was a very small fight some don't even call it a battle.

5. The British were called the Red coats because they wore red uniforms.

6. The British were called the "regulars"

7. The leader of the militiamen in Lexington was Captain John Parker. A lot of his soldiers, around 25% of them, were his relatives

8.News of the first shots fired at Lexington, Massachusetts took one day to reach Portsmouth, New Hampshire and four days to reach New York City.

9. Around 15,000 militiamen surrounded Boston the day after these two battles occurred.

10.Battles of Lexington marked the first occasion of American militia responding violently to British Incursions. Incursions is a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, especially a sudden one.

The Map of Lexington and Concord

This is the map of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere was traveling and he got captured by the British. Samuel Prescott took over his ride warning people about the British coming. When the British and the Colonists were marching they became very close to each other.
Big image