April 19, 2008

This Day In History: The Battles Of Lexington And Concord; Today Is Patriots' Day


The battle of Lexington, April 19th. 1775. Plate I." In: "The Doolittle engravings of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775." Hand colored engraving. Published 1775. Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph Earl (artist).


British Army in Concord. "Plate II. A view of the town of Concord.Plate II." In: "The Doolittle engravings of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775." Hand colored engraving. Published 1775. Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph Earl (artist).


The engagement at the North Bridge in Concord. Plate III." In: "The Doolittle engravings of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775." Hand colored engraving. Published 1775. Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph Earl (artist).


Plate IV. A view of the south part of Lexington." In: "The Doolittle engravings of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775." Hand colored engraving. Published 1775. Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph Earl (artist).

The battles of Lexington and Concord are commemorated today with the little-known holiday--Patriots' Day.

Jules Crittenden has an excellent run-down of first-hand accounts from both sides on April 19, 1775 (via Gateway Pundit).

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