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.
August 2, 2006
The image, Minuteman Statue, Lexington, is subject to copyright by Mikenan1. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool.