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Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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This was the first engagement between British and American troops in the American War of Independence (1775–1783). While marching from Boston to seize military stores at Concord, Massachusetts, a British force encountered a group of ‘minute men’ (militia-men who had undertaken to turn out at a minute’s notice) gathered on the green at Lexington. After a brief skirmish the Americans withdrew and the British went on.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1910

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 112 x W 163 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1959-11-302

Acquisition method

gift from Captain W. G. Wollen and Miss J. G. Wollen, 1959

Work type

Painting


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