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Lexington Green 242 years later, the question still remains…. Who fired first?
Leading up to the anniversary of April 19, 1775, we will be sharing some short remembrances from a few people who are from Lexington and Concord. This installment is by Rich Gillespie, a native of Lexington, Massachusetts. If you live in … Continue reading
Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome back historian Malanna Henderson. Part One Located at 200 Gunnery Road between Dunmore and Ferdinand Streets is the Old Walker-Grant public school. The three-acre campus is home to the Fredericksburg Regional Head Start … Continue reading
“Minutemen” on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord have always been grouped together in history and textbooks. But, is that completely historically accurate? Well, no. There is a common misperception that most of the Americans that went to arms … Continue reading
On this date, 241 years ago, the first salvo of what would become the American Revolutionary War, was fired on Lexington Green and North Bridge in Concord. Historian John Galvin once wrote about the Battles of Lexington and Concord that … Continue reading
Why did Boston’s act of political vandalism lead to a British military expedition against small towns in Massachusetts sixteen months later? How, exactly did evolving political tensions result in actual warfare? How did Lexington and Concord become, as Ralph Waldo … Continue reading
Remember Concord, Massachusetts—April 19, 1775 “The shot heard ’round the world”