Battle of Lexington

Started on April 19, 1775

The start of the War

The battle of Lexington started the American revolutionary war.


Captain John Parker led Lexington army. Parker made a statement at the place where the war began. "It was stand your ground don't fire and miss, fire upon if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"

British and Colonist FKWC { fought, killed, wounded, captured}

Colonies


- 3800 fought

-49 killed

-39 wounded

-0 captured

British

-1500 fought

-73 killed

-174 wounded

-53 captured

They had no clue who fired the very first shot, and they won there independence in 1783.

The first shot was called the shot herd around the world

Important people

Samuel Adams and John Hancock they were leaders of the patriotic movement, Thomas Gage was a British general, doctor Joseph Warren, he was the person who learned the British plans. Paul Revere and William Dawes they were sent to warn the Colonist, Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming.

Samuel Adams and John Hancock escaped before the British arrived.

Colonist orginized a group of militia called minute men, they were called minute men because they needed to be ready to fight at a minutes notice.


Warning system

Paul Revere and William Dawes, warning system was if the British were coming by land they would hang one lantern, if they were coming by sea, they would hang two lanterns