Battle of Lexington
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Battle of Lexington during the American Revolutionary War?
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When did the British regulars'
advance guard under Major Pitcairn enter Lexington on April
2) 77 Lexington militiamen
emerged from a local tavern and stood in ranks on the village
common watching the British troops, and between 40 and 100
spectators watched from along the side of the road.
What was the name of the tavern?
- Taylor Tavern
- Lexington Tavern
- Buckman Tavern
3) The Lexington
militiamen leader was Captain John Parker, a veteran of the
French and Indian War, who was suffering from tuberculosis and
was at times difficult to hear. Of the militiamen who lined
up, nine had the surname Harrington, seven Munroe, four
Parker, three Tidd, three Locke, and three Reed. Fully one
quarter of them were related to Captain Parker in some way.
4) Captain Parker was
clearly aware that he was outmatched in the confrontation and
was not prepared to risk his forces. Parker was later supposed
to have made a statement that is now engraved in stone at the
site of the battle: "Stand your ground; don't fire unless
fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin
5) Rather than turn left
towards Concord, a British Marine Lieutenant, who was at the
leader of the head of the advance guard, decided on his own to
protect the flank of the troops by first turning right and
then leading the companies down the common itself in a
confused effort to surround and disarm the militia. These men
ran towards the Lexington militia loudly crying "Huzzah!" to
rouse themselves and to confuse the militia, as they formed a
battle line on the common.
Who was the leader of the advanced guard?
- Jesse Adair
- Norman Coleman
- John Rogers
6) Both Parker and Pitcairn
ordered their men to hold fire, but a shot was fired from an
Who fired the first shot?
- Lt. Aaron Burr
- Capt. Roger Moore
- No one knows
7) The regulars then
charged forward with bayonets. Captain Parker's cousin was run
through. Who was Captain Parker's cousin?
8) One wounded man, Prince
Estabrook, was a black slave who was serving in the militia.
9) Jonathon Harrington,
fatally wounded by a British musket ball, managed to crawl
back to his home, and died on his own doorstep.
10) The grenadiers arrived
shortly thereafter, and, once order was restored, the light
infantry were then permitted to fire a victory volley, after
which the column was reformed and marched on.
were they headed toward?