Tag Archives: Battles of Lexington and Concord

Lexington, 242 years later

Lexington Green 242 years later, the question still remains…. Who fired first?   Advertisements

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Revolutionary Projects in Concord, Massachusetts

Recently, ERW members Phil Greenwalt and Rob Orrison spent the 241st anniversary of the opening of the American Revolution in the outskirts of Boston in Concord, Massachusetts.  It was a whirlwind trip of research, photos and most importantly meeting the … Continue reading

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Through the Lense of History: May 3, 1775

  Often the study of history can ground us and make us feel less “unique.” This allows us to hopefully put our own experiences into perspective and be able to hopefully learn from lessons of the past.  Many today complain … Continue reading

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240th Anniversary of the “Shot Heard Around the World”

As we remember the events around Bennett Place this weekend, keep in mind our friends near Boston are commemorating another important anniversary.  Today marks the 240th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.  To read more about the events taking … Continue reading

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“A Negro Man”: Prince Estabrook of Lexington

As the British under Lt. Col. Francis Smith marched out of Lexington on the morning of April 19th, they left behind them 18 American casualties. One of these men who suffered wounds that morning was Prince Estabrook. Estabrook was unlike … Continue reading

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Another Anniversary to Commemorate Next Week

As we observe the beginning of the end of the American Civil War this week at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, another anniversary is just around the corner. 240 years and 10 days ago and approximately 630 miles the first shots … Continue reading

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The Shot Heard Round the World

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Kate Gruber. When American colonists reached for their newspapers on the morning of April 20, 1775—the day after the first shots fired at Lexington and Concord—they did not see the words … Continue reading

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