Lexington and Concord
January - April 17, 1775
March - Samuel Adams and John Hancock arrive in Lexington for an extended stay.
April 7 - Massachusetts Provincial Congress prepares a circular for eastern Massachusetts militia.
April 8 - Massachusetts Provincial Congress passes a resolution encouraging a provincial army.
April 13 - Massachusetts Provincial Congress passes a resolution forming six artillery companies.
April 15 - Massachusetts Provincial Congress adjourns.
April 16 - Dr. Joseph Warren sends Paul Revere to make a report to John Hancock.
April 18, 1775
- Lt. General Thomas Gage informs Lt. Colonel Francis Smith that he is to lead an expedition.
9 P.M. - British Regulars are roused from bed. Their officers are told of the expedition.
9:30 P.M. - William Dawes leaves Dr. Joseph Warren's home bearing dispatches of warning for Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
10 P.M. - Paul Revere leaves Dr. Joseph Warren's home bearing dispatches of warning for Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
10 P.M. - British Regulars have assembled on the banks of the Charles River.
11 P.M. - Paul Revere arrives in Charlestown.
April 19, 1775
12:00 A.M. - Paul Revere arrives at Reverend Josiah Clarke's house in Lexington.
@12:00 A.M. - The British expeditiion finally completes the crossing of the Charles River
1:00 A.M. - Paul Revere, William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott are interecepted by British officers. Dawes and Prescott escape.
1:00 A.M. - The officers inform the enlisted men as to their mission as their prepare to march.
1:00 A.M. - The Roll is read for the Lexington minutemen at Lexington Common.
1:00 A.M. - Dr. Samuel Prescott arrives in Concord and soon the alarm is given.
2:00 A.M. - Paul Revere is released from British custody.
2:00 A.M. - The British expedition finally gets underway from Charlestown.
2:00 A.M. - The Lexington minutemen are dismissed.
3:00 A.M. - Paul Revere arrives back at Reverend Clarke's house in Lexington.
4:00 A.M. - Lt. General Thomas Gage writes orders for reinforcements to be sent.
4:30 A.M. - A scout returns to Lexington with word that the British force is approaching.
5:00 A.M. - Shots are fired at Lexington Common between the British Regulars and the minutemen.
- The British expedition continues on to Concord
- A scout brings word to of firing at Lexington Common.
7:00 A.M. - The British expedition is sighted approaching Concord.
8:00 A.M. - The British expedition enters the town of Concord.
9:00 A.M. - Reinforcements led by Lord Percy finally leaves Boston.
10:00 A.M. - Skirmishing takes place at the North Bridge in Concord.
12:00 P.M. - The British expedition leaves Concord beginning its march back to Boston.
2:30 P.M. - Lord Percy's relief column makes contact with the expedition at Lexington Common.
3:45 P.M. - The British force sets out from Lexington.
8:00 P.M. - The British force returns to the safety of Charlestown.
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