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The Revolutionary War
Lexington and Concord

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This page tells about the battles of Lexington and Concord. 

       These were the early battles of the war. The British wanted to get colonist's weapons at Concord. To get to Concord they had to go through Lexington a town close to Concord. When they first went to Lexington the British met 70 minutemen. The British told the minutemen to go home. Then a shot was fired. This was the "shot heard around the world." Nobody konws who fired. When the Britsh reached Concord they found no weapons. Just outside of Concord 300 minutemen fought the British. The British had to retreat.

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The British at Lexington telling them to go home.

Quick Facts:
  • Early battles of the war
  • In Concord was the "Shot Heard 'Round the World"
  • The Americans lost 8 men
  • 1 British was wounded
  • In Lexington the British were faced with 300 minutemen
  • The British lost 73 men, and 200 men were wounded or missing