Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775
Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Dr. Samuel Prescott let everyone know the British were coming.
"Minutemen" : Men who were able to fight in a minutes notice
Lord Percy: Led British troops back to Boston after being defeated at Concord
- The British soldiers were called "regulars" and "Red Coats" because of their red uniforms
- The leader of the militiamen in Lexington was captain John Parker and around 25% of his soldiers were his relatives.
- Around 15,000 militiamen surrounded Boston the day after the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- John Parker led the militiamen in Lexington with 77 men.
- The British shot the second shot, and kept firing without command.
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