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Lexington Concord There were many battles in the American Revolution but a special one is The Battle of Lexington Concord The Battle of Lexington Concord was the first battle of the Revolution Things that are good to know about The Battle of Lexington Concord are what caused the battle people the fighting and the weapons The Battle of Lexington and Concord was caused by London sending instructions to General Thomas Gage to make immediate steps to disrupt any treasonable colonial plans General Gage believed he didnt have enough troops He also believed it would be several weeks before receiving reinforcement troops requested However General Gage knew where rebel arms were stored He decided to seize the rebel arms very quickly General Gage feared that if he waited until reinforcements arrived the rebels would learn his plans and move the munitions He ordered Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to take 700 men to Concord to destroy the rebels guns ammunitions and supplies These troops were picked - the elite grenadier and light infantry companies of each of the regiments of the Boston garrisonThey were to undertake at the Back Bay at 1000 PM on April 18 1775Loutenant Colonel Smith was given a map of the supplies and arms General Gage ordered Lieutenant Colonel Smith to not permit any plundering or damaging of private property An important man of the Battle of Lexington and Concord is Sam Adams He was called the Firebrand of the Revolution He was called The Great Agitator He was responsible for the Boston Tea Party Sam was born in Boston in 1772 He was the son of a prosperous brewer and member of the Caucus Club He grew up hearing all kinds of freedom talk Sam was much unlike his second cousin John Adams John appealed to peoples reasons but Sam appealed to their emotions John tried to calm people down but Sam
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