Concord , Part II

Among historical and literary giants

A statue of a militiaman commemorates the spot.
A statue of a militiaman commemorates the spot.
In the distance at the bridge is where the American revolution actually began. In April, 1175, 700 British troops did a forced night march up to Concord to interdict and capture weapons and munitions being stored there. A few dozen redcoats were guarding this bridge when colonial militia men sought to drive them away. The ensuing fire-fight resulted in a dozen killed and many wounded on both sides. As the British retreated back down the road to Boston, 14 thousand colonial fighters came out of the countryside. The remainder of the day became a ragged, nasty skirmish with scores dead on both sides. There was no escaping it; the war had begun.
In the distance at the bridge is where the American revolution actually began. In April, 1775, 700 British troops did a forced night march up to Concord to interdict and capture weapons and munitions being stored there. A few dozen redcoats were guarding this bridge when colonial militia men sought to drive them away. The ensuing fire-fight resulted in a dozen killed and many wounded on both sides. As the British retreated back down the road to Boston, 14 thousand colonial fighters came out of the countryside. The remainder of the day became a ragged, nasty skirmish with scores dead on both sides. There was no escaping it; the war had begun.
Here's an exact replica in the exact spot where it all began.
Here’s an exact replica of the bridge in the exact spot where it all began.
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