Friday, April 18, 2014

Lest we forget

239 years ago, on April 19th, 1775…

Captain John Parker and roughly 70 members of the Militia gathered on the Lexington village green at dawn. Their intent is not to engage the troops, but rather to show defiance to the Crown.  As the British Regulars approach on their mission to seize or destroy the Colonist muskets, powder, cannon and other provisions Captain Parker instructed his nervous men:  "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." 

The British officers order them to lay down their arms and disperse.  Some men disperse, some do not, but none lay down their arms.  Then a shot rings out from somewhere, more shots follow from both sides.  The outmatched Militiamen retreated, and the Regulars continued on their way to Concord.


The rest, as they say, is History.


Now, where did I put all of that American Revolution lead I had laying around here..

So much lead, so little time

2 comments:

  1. I seem to recall a rather large pile of 40mm troops way back when..maybe send them off to Sri Lanka. Does seem a bit unpatriotic, though. Maybe just the British! :-)

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