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Concord in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Concord Fight

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. Concord Fight Marker
Inscription. On the morning of April nineteenth, 1775, while the British held this bridge, the minute-men and militia of Concord and neighboring towns gathered on the hill across the river. There the Concord Adjutant, Joseph Hosmer, demanded, “Will you let them burn the town down?” There the Lincoln captain, William Smith, offered to dislodge the British. The Acton captain, Isaac Davis, said “I havenít a man thatís afraid to go!” and the Concord colonel, James Barrett ordered the attack on the regulars.

The column was led by Major John Buttrick, marching from his own farm. His aide was Lt. Colonel John Robinson of Westford. The minute-men of Acton, Concord, Lincoln and Bedford followed. After them came the militia. At the British volley Isaac Davis fell. Buttrick cried, “Fire, fellow-soldiers, for Godís sake fire!” and himself fired first. The British fled; and here began the separation of two kindred nations, now happily long united in peace.
Allen French

 
Location. 42° 28.152′ N, 71° 21.019′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Monument Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Minute Man National Historic Park, near
Concord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Concord Marker
the North Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Concord Battle Monument (a few steps from this marker); Grave of British Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); The Minuteman of Concord 1775 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North Bridge (about 400 feet away); Captain Isaac Davis (about 500 feet away); Two Revolutions (about 700 feet away); An Evolving Legacy (about 700 feet away); Reflections of the Revolution (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Minute Men Nat'l Hist Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Marker in Minute Men Nat'l Hist Park
Marker is located just east of the North Bridge in Concord.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,227 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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