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“Disperse, you rebels; damn you, throw down your arms and disperse!â€

Major John Pitcairn, April 19, 1775, Lexington, Massachussetts
 

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oohh looks like a good read.
It will have to be my morning read when I'm more awake

I really enjoyed all the history when I lived in Boston.

I caught this line
"eventually reached the safety of Charlestown."
you wouldn't use that line now when you go to Charlestown! HA
 

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This portion of our country's history is absolutely necessary to keep alive if we wish to save this nation. Each and every one of us should know this story and teach it to our kids and grandkids, even our friends. I have no doubt if people are awakened to the cause that so many men were willing to die for, then we can turn this nation around. I recommend everyone digs deep for more information on this topic and then share what they have found.

If any of you are interested in learning more about the events on April 19, 1775, that is exactly what the Appleseed Program is founded on. Come out and here the stories told by men who know their history and love sharing the message. The story of April 19th, 1775 is nothing short of a miraculous one. Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer is one of the best books that has ever been written on this topic.


Some of my favorite quotes/moments in the war:

When the men are watching their town burn from a nearby hill, one man turns to Capton Isaac Davis, leader of the Acton Malitia and says we aren't going to stand here and watch them burn our town are we? Isaac Davis' response was, " I haven't a man that is afraid to go".

After Lord Percey had called the Colonist worthless, beast of burden, who are all take and no action before the war had begun. Later he went to the King and told him this war was not going to be near as easy as they had initially thought for "the Colonist have men among them that know what they are about".


Thanks MP for posting this topic today!
 

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Yep, 235 years ago today, our countrymen fought and some of them died for the freedoms we enjoy today. (Those we have left)
 

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foxtrotterz said:
Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer is one of the best books that has ever been written on this topic. Thanks MP for posting this topic today!
+ a few trillion.

Paul Revere's Ride is the definitive modern scholarly work on the subject. It has the added bonus of reading like a well written novel in many respects. Hard to put down.

"Paul Revere? Ain't he the Yankee who had to go for help?" old Texas joke.
 

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Awesome! Thanks, MP for the link. Gives me goosebumps reading that!
 

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“What do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations…This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.â€

-John Adams
 
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