King George : what was his problem? : everything your by Steve Sheinkin

By Steve Sheinkin

What do the main well-known traitor in background, enormous quantities of bare infantrymen, and a salmon lunch have in universal? they are all a part of the superb tale of the yank Revolution.

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Seventy-nine-year-old Josiah Haynes was killed while reloading his musket. That evening John Adams stood on a hill in Boston, watching the surviving British soldiers stumble back into town. It’s hard for us to imagine what a shocking scene this must have been. Keep in mind that even Patriots like Adams still considered themselves citizens of the British Empire. ” What Next? You won’t be surprised to learn that British and American soldiers told very different versions of the amazing events of April 19, 1775.

Later that morning, from the second-story window, they watched the American Revolution begin. m. You know that cold, gray light that comes just before sunrise? That’s how it was in Lexington when the British army was finally spotted on the road outside town. They were a mile away, and coming on fast. Captain Parker told sixteen-year-old William Diamond to start beating his drum. The Lexington minutemen grabbed their guns and ran into town. Who Fired the Shot Heard ’Round the World? As their wagon rattled out of Lexington on the morning of April 19, Samuel Adams and John Hancock could only guess at what was going on back in town.

What we do know is that when the British soldiers heard the shot, they lost control. They started charging, screaming, and firing their guns. “Our men without any orders rushed in upon them, fired and put ’em to flight,” said Lieutenant Barker. ” Some of the minutemen stood and fired back. Others ran for their lives, blasting away as they retreated through town. Three Cheers The shooting on Lexington Common lasted about ten minutes. ) rode into town. Smith found a British drummer and ordered him to beat the “cease fire” signal.

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