Battles of Lexington And Concord Date
|Short & Quick Answer: The Battles of Lexington And Concord Was A One-Day Military Conflict Between American Militias And British Red Coats That Took Place On The Date of 19th April 1775.|
The battles were the very first military confrontation of the American Revolutionary War. The event occurred on April 19th, 1775.
The day was Wednesday.
The fighting lasted only for a day. Here American militias achieved strategic victory over the British Red Coats (Or English army).
Here the strategic victory means the British Red Coats failed in their intention of destroying weapons, faced higher casualties than Americans, and finally, had to arrive back in Boston shamefully.
Though the battles were only named after Lexington and Concord, the British and patriots came in the confrontation in a total of five places in the North American colony Massachusetts.
Those places were Lexington, Concord, Cambridge, Lincoln town, and Menotomy.
Now, let’s see why this conflict is so important from a historical point of view.
Why The Battles of Lexington And Concord So Important?
Obviously, this was the very first military conflict between American colonists (militias) and British soldiers at the outset of the Revolutionary War.
This armed conflict fully kicked off the revolutionary war of America’s independence.
After this incident, all other attempts failed to make discussion and negotiation between British authority and colonists.
Although, till the end, colonists tried from their side for peace negotiation. However, due to the arrogance of the English Parliament and King George III, all their attempts transformed into dust.
As a result, on July 4th, 1776, colonists’ obliged to declare independence from the Empire of Great Britain.
|Interesting Fact: As The Last Attempt For Peace Negotiation, On July 5th, 1775, Leaders Like John Dickinson, John Jay Sent The Olive Branch Petition To The British King George III. But His Arrogance Was So High That He Refused To Accept, Even Read It. Contrary, He Declared Colonists As Traitors.|
What Was Britishers Intention of Starting This Conflict?
The British came to know through their secret sources that the American rebels were storing a large number of armaments in Lexington and Concord to use them against British forces.
Their intention of marching towards Lexington and Concord was to destroy the weapons somehow and arrest the rebels without bloodshed.
But all their intention failed due to the midnight ride of Paul Revere and his other associate patriots.
Through the midnight ride, they already alerted the American militias that the British were coming.
Knowing that earlier, patriots relocated all the weapons from the places and got ready for the inevitable conflict.
This was the main reason why the British failed in their intention. And also, they had to face two times more casualties than the American patriots did.
But Why The Battles Happened On 19th April 1775?
After the First Continental Congress, the relationship between the British authorities and American colonists went to the all-time lowest point.
During the meeting of the First Continental Congress, the delegates of the colonies decided that they would set up their own militias and armaments for inevitable conflicts.
As an act of execution to this decision, patriots started gathering arms and men.
Till April month of 1775, they succeeded in gathering a lot of weapons, men, and other pieces of stuff in the 13 colonies’ different places.
Two of them were Lexington and Concord.
But somehow, the British authority in Boston came to know about the rebels’ movement.
As a result, on 18th April 1775, 700 English troops started marching from Boston towards Lexington and Concord to neutralize the movement.
Finally, on 19th April 1775, the battles broke out.