A British Eyewitness Account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord

As we approach the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, let me offer this eyewitness account from the British perspective. A few things struck me as interesting about this account. (1) It mentions women playing a role in the battles (actually shooting at the British) and (2) the feeling of desperation about the battle and the siege.

eyewitnesstolexTaken from J. E. Tyler, ‘An Account of Lexington in the Rockingham Mss. at Sheffield,’ in The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan., 1953), 99-107.

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