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  • Concord Hymn

    04/18/2014 6:25:11 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 9 replies
    Various ^ | April 19, 1836 | Ralph Waldo Emerson
    CONCORD HYMN ("Hymn: Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836") ~Ralph Waldo Emerson By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set today a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our sires, our sons are gone....
  • Orders Issued to Seize Citizen's Guns (My title - flashback April 18, 1775)

    01/18/2013 4:21:37 AM PST · by abb · 32 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | April 18, 1775 | General Thomas Gage
    Orders from General Thomas Gage to Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot General Thomas Gage April 18, 1775 Boston, Massachusetts Lieut. Colonel Smith, 10th Regiment ’Foot, Sir, Having received intelligence, that a quantity of Ammunition, Provisions, Artillery, Tents and small Arms, have been collected at Concord, for the Avowed Purpose of raising and supporting a Rebellion against His Majesty, you will March with a Corps of Grenadiers and Light Infantry, put under your Command, with the utmost expedition and Secrecy to Concord, where you will seize and distroy all Artillery, Ammunition, Provisions, Tents, Small Arms, and all Military Stores whatever....
  • “The Regulars Are Coming Out!”

    06/07/2012 6:48:17 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 1 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 6/7/2012 | centinel
    Deep into the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere gave the word to send the signal by lantern from the steeple of the North Church, then slipped quietly across the Charles River in a row boat, defying a ban on nighttime crossings. Landing in Charlestown, he mounted a horse and rode toward Lexington and then Concord, warning every household possible that the regulars were coming out. As he spread the word, other riders also mounted up and fanned out, telling the countryside that the British troops known as “the regulars” were on their way to seize liberty from the...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking up Arms

    09/18/2009 12:53:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 69 replies · 3,324+ views
    Avalon Project ^ | 6 July 1775 | Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson
    A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America, Now Met in Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms.(1) If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that the divine Author of our existence intended a part of the human race to hold an absolute property in, and an unbounded power over others, marked out by his infinite goodness and wisdom, as the objects of a legal domination never rightfully resistible, however severe and oppressive, the inhabitants of these colonies might at least require from the...
  • George Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army

    06/15/2006 4:59:24 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies · 500+ views
    http://www.historychannel.com ^ | June 15 1775 | History
    June 15 1775 George Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army On this day in 1775, George Washington, who would one day become the first American president, accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army. Washington had been managing his family’s plantation and serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses when the second Continental Congress unanimously voted to have him lead the revolutionary army. He had earlier distinguished himself, in the eyes of his contemporaries, as a commander for the British army in the French and Indian War of 1754. Born a British citizen and a former Redcoat, Washington had,...