Lexington Battle Green - Lexington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 42° 26.969 W 071° 13.878
19T E 316510 N 4702095
Quick Description: The shot heard around the world beginning the American Revolution was fired here.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 5:06:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM988T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
Now preserved as a City park, Lexington Battle Green was where the first shots were fired in the US Revolution. It is where Capt. Parker said the famous lines: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But, if they mean to have a war, Let it begin here." ...and it did on April 19, 1775.
About 700 British troops were on their way to Concord because they believed the Colonists had stored their weapons and ammunition there. They were confronted and repelled by about 50- 70 Minutemen. The British retreated to Boston where they were joined by another 1,000 troops. For more information about the battle see: (visit link)
Name of Battle:
Battle of Lexington...or Battle of Lexington and Concord.


Name of War: US Revolutionary War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 4/19/1775

Date of Battle (End): 4/19/1775

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Post a photo of you in front of a sign or marker posted at the site of the battle (or some other way to indicate you have personally visited the site.

In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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