Tag Archive | Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Regulars are Coming Out_April 19th, 1775

The Regulars are Coming Out_April 19th, 1775

One of the enduring myths about the American War of Independence is that Paul Revere and William Dawes rode through the New England countryside shouting, ‘the British are coming, the British are coming.” Had they done so it would have been incomprehensible to to the average colonist who thought themselves British and indeed they were. […]

The Past Upon the Throne

I’m a bit late with this post but was meaning to post something on the Battle of Concord fought on April 19th, 1775. In particular I wanted to say something about the Old North Bridge which figured into the battle. Consider the following poem from Wikipedia. The author of the poem was Ralph Waldo Emerson. […]