Concord Fight

Concord Fight (HMBT8)

Location: Concord, MA 01742 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 28.152', W 71° 21.019'

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On the morning of April nineteenth, 1775, while the British held this bridge, the minute-men and militia of Concord and neighboring towns gathered on the hill across the river. There the Concord Adjutant, Joseph Hosmer, demanded, "Will you let them burn the town down?" There the Lincoln captain, William Smith, offered to dislodge the British. The Acton captain, Isaac Davis, said "I haven't a man that's afraid to go!" and the Concord colonel, James Barrett ordered the attack on the regulars.

The column was led by Major John Buttrick, marching from his own farm. His aide was Lt. Colonel John Robinson of Westford. The minute-men of Acton, Concord, Lincoln and Bedford followed. After them came the militia. At the British volley Isaac Davis fell. Buttrick cried, "Fire, fellow-soldiers, for God's sake fire!" and himself fired first. The British fled; and here began the separation of two kindred nations, now happily long united in peace.
Allen French
HM NumberHMBT8
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 306783 N 4704549
Decimal Degrees42.46920000, -71.35031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.152', W 71° 21.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 9.12" N, 71° 21' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)508, 978
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9884-9928 Old N Bridge, Concord MA 01742, US
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