It was April 18,1775 the “British were marching to concord to seize an arms cache.”(In others words it mean to hide their weapons and gear from the Colonial Militia).Before they could get into Concord Paul Revere sound the alarm and the Colonial came prepared to intercept the British.By …show more content…
But that did not stop the colonists from resuming their attack The British, for their part, tried to keep the colonists at bay with flanking parties and canon fire. In the evening a contingent of newly arrived minutemen from Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts, purportedly had a chance to cut off the Redcoats and perhaps finish them off. Instead, their commander ordered them not to attack, and the British were able to reach the safety of Charlestown Neck where they got help from the navel”.
The colonists did not show great marksmanship that day. As many as 3,500 militiamen firing constantly for 18 miles only killed or wounded roughly 250 Redcoats, compared to about 90 killed and wounded on their side. Nevertheless, they proved they could stand up to one of the most powerful armies in the world. News of the battle quickly spread, reaching London on May 28. By the following summer, a full-scale war of independence had broken out.
The Battle of Lexington was a kick off of the Revolutionary War that span from April 19 to May 28.The Battle of Lexington was a result of the British trying to hide weapons from the Colonials Militias.The Battle of Lexington enraged the 13 colonies pulling them into the fighting Revolutionary