Concord in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
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 God’s sake fire!” and himself fired first. The British fled; and here began the separation of two kindred nations, now happily long united in peace.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,452 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.