Battle of Lexington

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Depiction of a brief skirmish at Lexington, Massachusetts which took place on the 19th of April, 1775.

About forty (of seventy-seven) colonial minutemen formed ranks and stood ground against approximately seven hundred British soldiers who were marching to Concord. The battle is known as the first of the American Revolution.

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Image online, courtesy the U.S. National Archives.

 

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