Amal Ali

Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Day the Battle Began

It all started on April 19, 1775 in Boston, Massachusetts. General Thomas Gage appointed that the governor of Massachusetts had to order his troops to seize the colonists' military stores at concord. The British force of 700 men was met on Lexington Green by 77 local minute men and others who had been forewarned of the raid by the colonists' efficient lines of communication , including the ride of Paul Revere.

Getting Ready To Fight

The experience of when the colonists kept on firing established guerrilla warfare as the colonists' best defense against the British. Total losses were British 273,American 95. The battles of Lexington and Concord confirmed the alienation between the majority of colonists and mother country, and it roused 16,000 New Englanders to join forces and begin the Siege of Boston, resulting in its evacuation by the British the following March.