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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