Let It Begin Here!
Lexington & Concord : First Battles of the American RevolutionBook - 2005
Describes the beginnings of the American Revolutionary War, from Paul Revere's discovery of the approaching British Army and his ride to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock to the first shots fired at Lexington.
In less than 24 hours a rebellious colony would be changed forever.
April 18, 1775
9:30 P.M. Paul Revere learns that the British army is marching to Lexington and Concord to arrest rebel leaders and destroy American military supplies.
11:00 P.M. Revere begins his famous midnight ride to warn his fellow patriots about the British plans.
April 19, 1775
12:00 A.M. Revere reaches Lexington and warns rebel leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British are coming. They escape and rouse the town's militia.
1:00 A.M. Revere is captured by the British, but a fellow patriot continues on to warn the sleeping village of Concord.
5:00 A.M. An advance lookout for the Lexington militia spots the approaching British army and shouts a warning.
5:20 A.M. Most of the 70 Lexington militiamen, outgunned by the military might of the 250 British regulars, decide to back down. But a few men stand their ground, including Jonas Parker, a grandfather who has vowed never to flee the British.
Suddenly, a shot rings out.
Describes the events that led up to the historic battles that began the American Revolution and discusses the consequences for the leaders and soldiers who fought in them.