The Beginning of the Nation

North Bridge

The North Bridge

Minute Man Statue

The Minuteman

On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord opened the American Revolutionary War.  The first shots were fired at sunrise in Lexington.  The militia fell back and gathered at Concord.  At the North Bridge, 500 militiamen fought and defeated 3 companies of the King’s troops.  This was “the shot heard round the world.”   As the British regulars were returning to Boston along the Bay Road–now know as Battle Road–the Americans engaged the Regulars in the best way they knew how–setting up ambushes along the way.  This was a very unconventional form of warfare and many regulars were killed and wounded.

These battles marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.   The War lasted until 1783 when the treaties of Paris and Versailles were signed.


One Response to “The Beginning of the Nation”

  1. CALIFORNIA GIRL :o) Says:

    Are these pictures from one of your trips?

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