American History........April 19, 1775.

American History........April 19, 1775.

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    American History........April 19, 1775.

    700 British soldiers were sent to Lexington and Concord to seize illegal stores of weapons on April 19, 1775. Word reached Lexington the previous evening and a paltry group of a few score militia lined up on Lexington Green against an overwhelming force of British. The militia was ordered to lay down their arms, but as this was being communicated, a shot rang out. Both sides opened fire. As many as a third of the militia were killed before they could make it to cover. The Town was ransacked as the troops searched for arms. After the delay in Lexington, the British moved on to Concord, where militia from the surrounding area had been gathering for hours. When the British lead approached the North Bridge, the colonial militia opened up with such fierce firing, that the British had to turn back. The militias used guerrilla tactics and hounded the British all the way back to Boston. If not for reinforcements from Boston, the 700 may have been entirely lost. The militia men surrounded Boston and cut it off from the rest of the countryside.


    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    from the “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    That is our Heritage! More people need to be aware of that history.
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    I'm hoping to have a guest column in tomorrow's local newspaper outlining this very thing...

    If it's published, I'll provide a link.. If not, I'll post it all in this thread.

    I had hoped to start a "movement" to reclaim Patriots' Day... But with the siege at Waco, the OK CITY bombing, and now the Boston Marathon bombing....


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    yea but they did not have those nasty assault rifles with high capacity "clips"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    yea but they did not have those nasty assault rifles with high capacity "clips"
    No but they had "weapons for the theater of war." In fact, many of them had "long rifles" not just smooth bore muskets. Better at range, longer to reload though.

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    Between 9 and 10 p.m. on the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren instructed Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn that the redcoats were about to embark in boats from Boston bound for Cambridge and the road to Lexington and Concord.

    Warren's intelligence suggested that the most likely objectives of the redcoats movements later that night would be the arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, and to confiscate weapons.

    Why did Warren send both Revere and Dawes? They were instructed to take different routes in case one was cause by the redcoats. Paul Revere is remembered best because he beat Dawes by about 30 minutes.

    Most people credit Revere with warning folks "The British Are Coming", which is not true. He shouted "the regulars are out". Basically means the same thing.

    When the "lobster backs" fired on the citizens at Lexington and Concord, this incident is considered "The Shot Heard 'Round The World", marking the beginning of our country's glorious cause for freedom and liberty.
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    April 1777 is considered the beginning of the American Revolution in full force.

    My 7th Great Grandfather, Wilhelm Karg (aka William Cart) and his brother Adam signed up for the First Pennsylvania Line about August of 1777. They lived in Pennsylvania nearby to Valley Forge "The Year of the Bloody Sevens" as it came to be known was not going well for the Colonial Army and it seemed as if the Revolution was over before it had really begun.

    My ancestor Wilhelm was at the Battle of Brandywine on 9/11/1777 at Chads' Ford. General Washington had troops there and used the Pennsylvania soldiers as well. I'd like to believe my ancestor actually saw the General although there is no proof of that. The battle was essentially to keep the British from getting to Philadelphia where the Contential Congress was established and take them prisoner. The battle gave them time to evacuate and the Brits took a Philadelphia with no Revolutionary leaders there. Had it gone the other way, the War may have ended that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
    That is our Heritage! More people need to be aware of that history.
    Absolutely. Read people, read.
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    4,000 militia men answered the call that fateful day........and set up the ultimate ambush at Merriman's Corner / The Bloody Angle and on their way back to Lexington.....the entire British army had to come through.....the militia cos. hammered them ......all through the day and into the night on their march back to Boston.

    If you get the chance I suggest you take a trip and visit Battle Road the Lexington Green, Buckman's Tavern and the Concord Bridge. Standing on the Lexington Green next to the Minuteman Monument and looking across the Green where the British units marched on and where Capt. Parkers men assembled is a moment not likely to be forgotten....I loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    yea but they did not have those nasty assault rifles with high capacity "clips"
    When we all are standing tall for the 2A arguing for our Right to modern sporting arms like the AR platform as it is comparable to the Select Fire M4 we often hear the anti's say we should be carrying muskets. To the anti's I would say this: The Premiere military arm of the day (1775) was the 69 caliber Brown Bess Musket, manufactured in England.
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    "One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
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    Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowman View Post
    My DTOM Flag is in a desk drawer my Grampa built perhaps 80 years ago. My 15 Star War of 1812 Flag is above me as I type this. A DTOM sticker in the back window of my truck.
    Tomorrow is April 19th. At some point tomorrow we should all take a pause to remember Our History. Plant a tree. Show up at your local Courthouse and stand there with your Don't Tread On Me Flag. Open Carry or not. Hand out some of those little Citizen's Rule Books some of us have left over from the mid 90s. What Will You Do?
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    Badasses. Obama will go down in history as the exact opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
    Badasses. Obama will go down in history as the exact opposite.

    Hey, we just had an earthquake here. Seriously.
    HAARP again?
    I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.
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    Give me Liberty or give me BACON!!!
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    What A Glorious Day today for America.................April 19, 1775.

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