The Battles of Lexington and Concord (William B. Wollen)

Battles of Lexington and Concord Facts

  • Battle Name: Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Battle Start Date: April 19th, 1775
  • Battle End Date: April 19th, 1775
  • Battle Belligerents: Massachusetts Bay and Great Britain
  • Battle Winner: Massachusetts Bay
  • Total Casualties: 393

19 Battles of Lexington and Concord Facts for Kids

  1. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was a military campaign during the American Revolutionary War.
  2. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was fought between Massachusetts Bay and Great Britain.
  3. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was the start of the American Revolutionary War.
  4. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was fought in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  5. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was fought on April 19th, 1775.
  6. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was fought for only one day.
  7. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was fought because Great Britain wanted to capture and destroy supplies owned by the Colonial military in Concord, Massachusetts.
  8. The Battles of Lexington and Concord was won by Massachusetts Bay.
  9. By winning the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Colonist pushed the British forces back to Boston.
  10. The Battles of Lexington and Concord resulted in a total of 393 casualties.
  11. Massachusetts Bay started the Battles of Lexington and Concord with 400 troops at Concord, 77 at Lexington and reached a total strength of 3,960 before the end of the battles.
  12. By the end of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts Bay had a total of 93 casualties.
  13. Massachusetts Bay casualties included 49 killed, 39 wounded and five missing.
  14. Great Britain started the Battles of Lexington and Concord with 400 troops at Lexington, 100 at Concord and reached a total strength of 1,500 before the end of the battles.
  15. By the end of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Great Britain had 300 casualties.
  16. Great Britain’s casualties included 73 killed, 174 wounded and 53 missing.
  17. The Battles of Lexington and Concord are famous for the mode used to signal how the British were arriving. They hung lanterns in the Old North Church to signal how the British were coming, one if by land and two if by sea. Because they British arrived by sea, two lanterns were hung.
  18. Paul Revere is famous for his midnight ride. He rode throughout the night warning Patriots that the British were coming. However, it’s a common myth that he rode yelling out “The British are Coming”, because secrecy was needed since many of the colonists living in that area still considered themselves British.
  19. The opening shot at the Battle of Concord is referred to as the “The shot heard around the world”. It’s in reference to the first British soldiers killed during the American Revolution at the Old North Bridge in Concord.

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