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Bloody Butchery of the British Troops

Bloody Butchery of the British Troops

The mission of the British troops, on the 19th of April (1775) was (among other things) to confiscate colonial arms and supplies. A broadside, originally printed at Salem a few days after the battles of Lexington and Concord, depicts coffins of the forty Americans who died in the battles.

This image is an 1850 reprint of the original.


Media Credits

"Bloody Butchery of the British Troops," printed in Salem, 1775. Reprint: Salem, Massachusetts - 1850.

 

Library of Congress - John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations - image vc45.

 

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