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The Battle on Lexington Common, April 19, 1775 Consisting of an Account of That Action....Also a Complete Roster of Captain John Parker's Company.... and a List of the Eight Men Who are Known to Have Returned the British Fire..... Frank Warren Coburn. Revolutionary War. signed limited edition. #87 of 254.. 1921, published by the author, Lexington, MA. At dawn on April 19, 1775, the British detachment of light infantry under Maj. Pitcairn reached Lexington, about two-thirds the way to Concord. There they found the local Lexington Militia Company under Capt. John Parker waiting for them, all armed and formed on the central Lexington Green. Considering it a challenge, the first and second companies of the British column rushed onto the Green rather than taking the road beside it, intending to answer the American challenge with taunts of their own. Some reports say the Americans immediately began to disperse, though some Yankees doggedly remained. Both sides shouted at one another, while officers on both sides tried to keep their men in check and diffuse the situation. And then… a shot rang out!  The battle on Lexington Common is the acknowledged  salvo of The American Revolution. The book provides as intimate a blow by blow as is possible from the records.

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    The Battle on Lexington Common, April 19, 1775

    Estimate $50 - $100Sep 30, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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    Auction Curated By:
    Scott Brasseur
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    Beth Brasseur
    Book & Ephemera Specialist