Battles of Lexington and Concord



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Y/M/D Description Place
1775/00/00 Isaac Davis Trail, Concord, MA
1775/00/00 Isaac Davis Trail, Acton
1775/04/17 Patriots meet at Mr Taylor's house (lost) in Concord. COMMITTEE OF SAFETY: John Hancock, Col Heath, Col Palmer, Cap White, Mr Devens, Col Gardner, Mr Watson, Col Orne, J Pigeon. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLIES: Col Lee, Mr Gill, Mr Cheever, Mr Gerry, Col Lincoln.
1775/04/18 A Patriot Committee of Safety meets at Weatherby's Black Horse Tavern (lost) in Menotomy (now Arlington). Marker in front of 295 Massachusetts Avenue. Arlington, Massachusetts
1775/04/19 Major Francis Faulkner fires his musket three times, the signal to muster the West Acton Militia and their families to the Faulkner Homestead, the Militia marches to Concord. Faulkner Homestead, Acton
1775/04/19 Ebenezer Faxon serves as a member of Captain Abraham Sedgewick's Lexington Alarm.
1775/04/19 British regulars battle American Colonial militia and Minute Men on Lexington-Concord's North Bridge and the road back to Boston Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
1775/04/19 Lt Col Ezekiel Howe leads the Sudbury Minutemen at Concord. Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
1775/04/19 Captain Isaac Davis is killed near the Old North Bridge Old North Bridge, Concord, MA
1775/04/19 Committee of Safety members, Elbridge Gerry, Azor Orne and Jeremiah Lee, who were sleeping at the Black Horse Tavern awake to British soldiers knocking on the door wanting to search the inn. The Patriots escape the Regulars by hiding in a cornfield behind
1775/04/19 Captain John Nixon musters Sudbury's Minutemen at First Parish, known at the time as the West Side meetinghouse. Sudbury Center Historic District, Sudbury, MA
1775/04/19 British regulars battle American Colonial militia and Minute Men on Lexington-Concord's North Bridge and the road back to Boston Minute Man National Historical Park, Lincoln, MA
1775/04/19 Lt Col Ezekiel Howe leads the Sudbury Minutemen at Concord. Minute Man National Historical Park, Lincoln, MA
1775/04/19 At the Lexington alarm, Silas Bent marches to Cambridge as a private in Capt. Thomas Eustis's company, and will serve twelve days.
1775/04/19 After eight Lexington militia men are killed and dozens more wounded, the colonial militia, outnumbered, are forced to retreat. Lexington Green, Lexington, MA
1775/04/19 Governor Gage sends a small force of British regular soldiers from Boston to seize one of the depots of provisions and military stores at Concord.
1775/04/19 About 450 men from Concord and the towns of Acton, Lincoln, Bedford and Westford gather on a rising pasture above the North Bridge. Lt Joseph Hosmer begins organizing the men into line. Old North Bridge, Concord, MA
1775/04/19 Captain Foster leads militiamen from South Danvers (now Peabody) against retreating British regular soldiers at West Cambridge, now Arlington, Massachusetts. Seven Danvers men are killed during hand-to-hand fighting. Arlington, Massachusetts
1775/04/19 British regular troops returning from a fight in the Lexington and Concord occupy the Three Cranes Tavern (lost) and, while waiting to be ferried across the harbor to Boston, they looted it. Town Hill District, Boston
1775/04/20 After hearing news of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Israel Putnam leaves his plow in his field, rides 100 miles from Brooklyn, Conn, to Cambridge, MA, to join the cause. He will be appointed Colonel in the Connecticut Militia. Putnam Farm, Brooklyn, CT
1775/04/23 John Hoar, et al, give depositions. Massachusetts Provincial Congress, lead by Dr Joseph Warren, ordered depositions be collected and sent to the Continental Congress and Colony Agent Benjamin Franklin in England to garner support for the colonials.
1775/05/03 After fleeing Boston, Isaiah Thomas publishes the first "Spy" edition from Worcester, MA, under a new subtitle of "American Oracle of Liberty". It carries a florid and zealously patriotic account of "the memorable 19th of April, 1775."

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Military Event: American Revolutionary War


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