The Continental Army, Chapter I

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The Battle of Lexington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 19. –About ten o’clock last night, the troops in Boston were discovered to be in motion in a very secret manner, and it was found they were embarking in boats which they had privately brought to the place …

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Battle of Lexington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The first stand made by the country in the late engagement was with only two hundred men at Concord Bridge, which the soldiers were endeavoring to pull up. The soldiers gave the first fire, and killed three or four. …

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General Gage on Lexington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A deserter from Boston says that Gen. Gage has written home since the battle of Lexington, that the Americans load their rifle-barrel guns with a ball slit almost in four quarters, which when firing out of those weapons, breaks …

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The Stand at Concord Bridge

This morning, between 1 and 2 o’clock, we were alarmed by the ringing of the bell, and upon examination found that the troops, to the number of 800, had stole their march from Boston, in boats and barges, from the bottom of the Common over to the point in Cambridge, near to Inman’s farm, and …

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