You know the rest. In the books you have read
How the British Regulars fired and fled,—
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard wall,
Chasing the redcoats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.

Excerpt from Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Trivia:  Casualties of the Battles of Lexington and Concord

Colonial minutemen?

British soldiers?

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  1. In total there where 288 casualties between both sides. There were 88 for the colonial minutemen. For the redcoats there were 275. It was a very bloody battle.

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