When Did The Battle of Lexington And Concord End?
The battle of Lexington and Concord was a one-day military conflict, which was started on the 19th of April 1775 and ended on the very same day.
However, different people want to define it differently.
According to some people, it started on 19th April 1775 and ended on 3rd September 1783.
Although, they see it only as a part of the Revolutionary War because the revolution ended on 3rd September 1783.
By the way, whatever happens, this battle is one of the most significant military conflicts in the history of the United States of American.
The event fully kicked off the Revolutionary War of America’s independence.
On that day, conflicts took place in five places in Massachusetts province.
They are Lexington, Concord, Lincoln town, Cambridge, and Menotomy.
[Did You Know? A Day Before The Battle Broke Out, On 18th April, Paul Revere And Some Other Patriots Sounded The Alarm of The British Troops Movement Towards Lexington & Concord. It Greatly Helped Patriots For The Next Day’s Military Confrontation. Therefore, Paul Rever’s Midnight Ride Is Gloriously Remembered In The United States History]
What Was The Reason That The Battle Ended On A Day?
Its main reason was the wrong assumption of the English troops over the capability of American militias.
The British Red Coats wondered Americans weak. Therefore, they were overconfident that they would be able to neutralize them easily.
But later, their assumption proved to be wrong.
Because patriots were well prepared and they knew the British troops’ movement towards Concord and Lexington.
This was true that the patriots had no capability for a face-to-face confrontation against British troops; but strategically, they did great work.
Here is how- Instead of involving in direct conflict, they choose to use the Guerilla Warfare technique.
On the other side, till the end of the day, patriots’ number increased up to 3900.
Patriots succeeded in dusting off the English troops.
The same day, Red Coats obliged to arrived back to the place, from where they came to attack patriots. I mean, they arrived back in Boston.
Facing defeat to a new militia group was an awkward feeling for the highly-trained and well-equipped English troops.
Who Fired The First Shot At Lexington?
The British shot the first bullet at Lexington’s battle.
In the 19th century, an American essayist named Ralph Waldo Emerson immortalized the event through his phrase – Shot Heard Round The World.