What Happened At Lexington And Concord?
So, what was the phenomenon that happened at Lexington and Concord that we still want to know about?
Well, here we have described the happenings of Lexington and Concord below, that you can get a better solution to your question.
Let’s get into them.
First Military Clash of American Revolutionary War
There were some battles that happened on 19th April 1775 at some towns of Massachusetts province, which included Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Cambridge, and Menotomy.
The battles happened between the armies of the British Empire and the Patriots of America.
In history, this was the very first military clash between the British army and American militias.
It started the revolutionary war in America and opened the route to the birth of a great nation United States of America.
Strategic Victory of American Patriots
Even though, the British army was quite stronger and experienced than the newly formed American militias; but the battles of Lexington and Concord remained a strategic victory for them.
Here is how:
First of all, the British army went to Concord for destroying the weapon storages of the rebels. But, they failed to do it.
Secondly, the British army had to lose more of their men than the rebels. The casualties from both sides were something like this:
British side casualty: 73 killed, 174 wounded, and 53 missing.
American side casualty: 49 killed, 39 wounded, and 5 missing.
From these things, we can say, the conflicts were a strategic victory for Americans.
This incident encouraged their morale power and set them ready for the upcoming big decisive battles of the revolutionary war.
United All The 13 States of America
What happened at Lexington and Concord unified all the 13 British American colonies more.
The immediate effect was seen on the following May month 1775, at Second Continental Congress.
Here all the 13 colonies, even Georgia came together to took a decision that they would make their military power more strong and get ready for upcoming major conflicts.
Before these incidents took place, the colonists considered themselves British citizens.
But these incidents started changing their thinking completely.
After all the 13 colonies came together, now they were able to understand that they could become one country separate from Great Britain.