The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought on April 19th,1775 . They were the beginning of the open armed conflict between the colonies and Britain. About 700 British soldiers were ordered to destroy military supplies stored by Massachusetts militia in Concord. Patriots received words and moved most of the supplies to other locations and got militias ready for the incoming British. The first shot of the war was fired in Lexington, at sunrise. The militia retreated to Concord and at the North Bridge they fired the "shot heard round the world." They defeated 3 companies of the King's troops. The outnumber British troops fell back. More militiamen arrived and dealt heavy damage to the British pushing them back towards Boston.