Why Did General Thomas Gage Order British Troops To March To Concord In April 1775?

The British General Thomas Gage thought to capture the rebellious colonists without any armed conflict with them and destroy their weapons stored at Concord.

This was the main reason why did he order troops to March to Concord in April 1775.

The date was April month’s 18th, 1775.

But as he hoped it did not happen.

Because Paul Revere and some other patriots’ midnight ride made his plan fully flop.

Why Did General Thomas Gage Order British Troops To March To Concord In April 1775
Why General Thomas Gage Order British Troops To March To Concord?

Paul Revere and patriots already informed American militias that the British troops were coming there.

Knowing that they hid all their arms in a safe place.

Around 700 British troops departing from Boston.

Finally, on 19th April 1775, it resulted in the battles of Lexington and Concord.

This battle became the very first armed conflict between the British army and American militias.

The incident fully triggered the revolutionary war of American independence.

This was the first spark that later grew into a big fire

 

What Would Happen, If Paul Revere Didn’t Make His Midnight Ride?

If that was the case, then the British soldiers would have seized the weapons of American rebels and burnt them completely.

This may have led to a shortage of arms among the rebels and probably the British dominated the battle of Lexington and Concord.

Although, it would not make a much bigger impact on the morale of colonists’.

Because they made up their morale strong for freedom and they wouldn’t step back from it.

But in reality, all in all, nothing happened something like this.

But whatever happened we Americans get an amazing story for today as Paul Rever’s might ride and the famous line ‘British are coming’.

And again, the incident led to the first battle of the American revolutionary war.

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