The concept of the farmer and shopkeeper pulling rifles off pegs on the wall to fight the British has been the typical image of the American minuteman
. The fact that he may have had military training and drilled—and that April 19
, 1775 was not his first battle—usually goes unmentioned. Winner of the American Revolution Round Table Award, The Minute Men
will be of keen interest to those curious about the true history of some of America’s first soldiers.
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The battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775 near Boston, were the first military engagements of the American Revolution.