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The Revolutionary war was a series of battles in the american thirteen colonies to gain there indapendance from England They fought hard and eventually got their freedom this has to be one of the most facinating times in us history THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD The American Revolution began on April 19 1775 with the battle of Lexington and Concord Some time before General Thomas Gage the military governor of Massachusetts had received orders from England to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock for stirring up trouble in the colony On the night of April 18 Gage sent 800 troops to Lexington where the traitors were staying The troops were to arrest the two men then push on to Concord to destroy military supplies stored there by the colonists News of the mission got out and two minutemen William Dawes and Paul Revere rode through the country warning people that the British regulars were coming Revere was captured as he rode and Samuel Prescott finished his ride When the troops reached Lexington they found about 50 minutemen on the common an open square in the center of the town John Pitcairn the British commander ordered the rebels to move all over Both sides walked about in confusion and suddenly shooting broke out Eight Americans were killed and ten were wounded The others scattered and the British went on toward Concord Hancock and Adams warned that they were coming had already left The soldiers arrived at Concord at 700 AM During the night the colonists had hidden most of their goods and ammunition What they didnt hide the British were going to destroy Then they met the minutemen at the Old North Bridge over the Concord River and fired upon them The Americans fired back and the war had begun In this battle the British had about 200 troops and the Americans about 400 The Americans went over the bridge The
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