It would appear then, that the lessons of that battle went unheeded by the Brits on that road between Lexington and Concord.
If the Scots had possessed equal weapons, the English would have been annihilated. There is nothing fiercer than a bunch of riled-up Scots (unles it be a bunch of riled-up Kentuckians or Tennesseans of Scottish descent.......)
I've been to Culloden, stood in the Well of the Dead. The Scots had broadswoards and targes. The English had muskets with bayonets, and a new technique for employing them....instead of stabbing at the targe of the man in front of him, the English soldier stabbed under the arm of the man to his right, under the sword-arm...severed an artery and left him to die.