August 27, 2008
“If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him – it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known – the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties.” ~Henry Ward Beecher
The image, Laban Lake, Minuteman, is subject to copyright by Mr. Ducke. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool.
April 18, 2007
On the 18th of April in ‘75
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive, Who remembers that famous day and year…. ~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Slide Show of the Events of 1775 from “The Revolution Flickred.”
The 18th of April 1775 saw the Battle of Lexington and Concord of the American Revolutionary War. British General Thomas Gage attempted to confiscate the firearms of the American colonists. The British were driven back to Boston, Massachusetts, thus beginning the American Revolutionary War.
October 29, 2006
The house was built 1732-1733, and was presented to Ephraim and Elizabeth Hartwell by Ephraim’s father, Samuel, including 30 acres of surrounding and nearby acreage. In 1756, when the Hartwells had nine children living there, Ephraim opened part of the home as an inn. The home served as an inn until the 1780’s. It was a residence until purchased in 1967, by the National Park Service, when it was restored to its 1775 appearance, although keeping its 1783 and 1830 additions.
Three of the Hartwell’s sons served with the Lincoln Minute Man Company that fought at the North Bridge and on the battle road on April 19th: Sergeant Samuel Hartwell, John Hartwell and Private Isaac Hartwell. All three sons served later in the Revolutionary War.
The image, Minute Man National Historical Park, is subject to copyright by zolee1. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool.
July 27, 2006
Minute Man Park, Lexington, Concord, Massachusetts
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
~~”The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
The image, Minute Man National Historical Park, is subject to copyright by zolee1. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool. (3)
July 25, 2006
Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Massachusetts
The image, Old North Bridge, was uploaded to Flickr by its owner, Ninox. It is posted here with permission by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool.(10)