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Shot Heard 'Round the World

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mac66, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. sanman513

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    Thank you! You should do an American history thread! :):beer:

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  2. xXxplosive

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    The opening day of Battle of the American Revolution....
    The British Losses were 73 Killed, 174 Wounded, 26 Missing, a total of 273 casualties while the Americans had 49 fatalities, 41 wounded and five missing, a total causalty list of 95.


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    The Lexington-Concord Battle Road
    Hour-by Hour Account of Events
    Preceding and on the History-Making Day
    April 19th 1775
     
  3. JRH6856

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to share this amazing story which I learned of in school back in the 1950s. With all of the tests kids have to take now to get promoted to the next grade, teachers don't take the time to teach these important aspects of our heritage. They teach to the tests which don't include these important aspects of our national history. Students know next to nothing about American history when they graduate from high school. This is only one of the many subtle ways our nation and our freedom have been undermined. Knowledge of our common heritage results in pride. Pride in our heritage results in a love of our common freedom or patriotism.
     
  5. xXxplosive

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    FYI................The Participating Militia Cos.......

    -Capt. Johmn Parker's Co. On Lexington Common and the First Company in the Contest.
    -Capt. David Brown's Co. Concord, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Charles Mile's Co. Concord, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. George Minot's Co. Concord, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Nathan Barrett's Co. Concord, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Isaac Davis's Co. Acton, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Simon Hunt's Co. Acton, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Joseph Robin's Co. Acton, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. John Moore's Co. Belford, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Jonathan Wilson's Co. Bedford, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. William Smith's Co. Lincoln, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Oliver Crosby's Co. Billerica, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Edward farmer's Co. Billerica, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Jonathan Stickney's Co. Billerica, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Oliver Barron's Co. Chelmsford, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Moses Parker's Co. Chelmsford, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt Simon Edget's Co. Framingham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Jesse Emes's Co. Framingham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Micajah Gleason's Co. Framingham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. John Bacheller's Co. Reading, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Thomas Eaton's Co.Reading, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. John Flint's Co. Reading, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. John Walton's Co. Reading, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's Co. Sudbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt Aaron Haynes's Co. Sudbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Isaac Locker's Co. Sudbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. John Nixon's Co. Sudbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Joseph Smiths Co. Sudbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Moses Stone's Co. Sudbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Samuel Belknap's Co. Woburn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Jonathan Fox's Co. Woburn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt. Joshua Walker's Co. Woburn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Concord.
    -Capt William Whitcom's Co. Stow, Mass. Did not reach Concord in time to enter the engagement but persued the British so closely as to deserve special mention.
    -Capt Oliver Bate's Co. Westford, Mass. Did not reach Concord in time to enter the engagement but persued the British so closely as to deserve special mention.
    -Capt Jonathan Minot's Co. Westford, Mass. Did not reach Concord in time to enter the engagement but persued the British so closely as to deserve special mention.
    -Capt Joshua Parker's Co. Westford, Mass. Did not reach Concord in time to enter the engagement but persued the British so closely as to deserve special mention.
    -Capt Peter Coburn's Co. Dracut, Mass. Did not reach Concord in time to enter the engagement but persued the British so closely as to deserve special mention.
    -Capt Stephen Russell's Co. Dracut, Mass. Did not reach Concord in time to enter the engagement but persued the British so closely as to deserve special mention.
    -Capt. Samuel Thather's Co. Cambridge, Mass. Entered the Contest at Lincoln.
    -Capt. Phinehas Cook's Co. Newton, Mass. Entered the Contest at Lexington.
    -Capt. Amariah Fuller's Co. Newton, Mass. Entered the Contest at Lexington.
    -Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's Co. Newton, Mass. Entered the Contest at lexington.
    -Capt. Thomas White's Co. Brookline, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Thomas Aspinwall's Co. Brookline, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Major Isaac Gardner's Co. Brookline, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Samuel Barnerds Co. Watertown, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Isaac Hall's Co. Medford, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Benjamin Blaney's Co. Malden, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Lemuel Childs Co. Roxbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. William Draper's Co. Roxbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Moses Whiting's Co. Roxbury, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Eben Battle's Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. William Bullards Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Daniel Draper's Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. William Ellis's Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. David Fairbanks Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt Aaron Fuller's Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt George Gould's Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Joseph Gould's Co. Dedham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Aaron Smith's Co. Needham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Robert Smith's Co. Needham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Caleb Kingdbery's Co. Needham, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's Co. Lynn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. William Farrington's Co. Lynn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Rufus Mansfield's Co. Lynn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Ezra Newhall's Co. Lynn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. David Parker's Co. Lynn, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. David Dodge's Co. Beverly, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Larkin Thorndike's Co. Beverly, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Peter Shaw's Co. Beverly, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Samuel Epe's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Samuel Flint's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Isreal Hutchinson's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. David Lowe's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Jeremiah Page's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Asa Prince's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Edward Putnam's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. John Putnam's Co. Danvers, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.
    -Capt. Benjamin Locke's Co. Arlington, Mass. Entered the Contest at Arlington.

    From:
    Muster Rolls of the Participating Companies of American Militia and Minute-Men in The Battle of April 19, 1775.



    Average size Co. consisted of 50 men plus officers.....it is absolutely amazing what was waiting for the British along Battle Road as they retreated back to Boston.
     
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  6. Larry Ashcraft

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    Thanks for a well written, riveting bit of history.

    Kind of off topic, but Paul Revere was a silversmith and engraver, and "Revere Bowls" are used to this day as awards and tableware.
     

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    Excellently done Mac66!
    All this reading was hard; is there a movie I could watch instead? :neener:
     
  8. NY'er

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    I'm with you Optimus, this had me at the edge of my seat like watching the original Nightstalker series unfold~

    Someone needs to put this in front of Tom Hanks!
     
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    April Morning is a fairly decent dramatization of the events. It is available from Netflix (streaming)
     
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    Mac66

    If you ever go camping let me know!

    I imagine this story told around a campfire with beer, and other worldly pleasures!

    You told this story better than any I've ever heard...
     
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    Do yourself a favor and visit the Concord Bridge, The Lexington Green, Buckman's Tavern and the Minuteman Statue in Lexington Mass....take The Battle Road Tour...see for yourself where freedom was born....you won't be sorry you did..
     
  12. mac66

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    Glad you all liked it. I am telling this to class of 5th graders in a couple weeks and at a couple of group meetings next month. Seriously, go to an Appleseed to hear it told. We have people all over the country who can tell it as well as I can.
     
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    Mac, let us know if any of the 5th graders prefer Glocks over CZs would ya?
     
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    A number of months ago, I heard a negative review from someone who attended an Appleseed. His complaint was based on his opinion that "it was more storytelling and not much shooting." When I read that, I didn't expect that the "story" he had heard was so gripping. After reading this, that guy had to be out of his mind.
     
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    Beautifully done!

    However, it may take a couple of hours for the line in my butt from the chair edge to go away .

    Terry, 230RN
     
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    Thanks for telling of the motives behind the story.

    Amazing what folk will do when they become convinced that enough is enough.
     
  17. Trent

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    Mac, if you ever take the time to write up a followup on Concord, you'd have an avid audience here. :)

    The one part which really resonated with your storytelling, was when you mentioned the father/sons. Of the 9 pairs on the green, 5 were separated.

    With the last time I read the story of Lexington and Concord, being probably 25 years ago, I have to admit I did NOT remember the militia "getting our behinds handed to us" in that initial skirmish. In fact.. I need to ask my boys to bring home their history books to see how it's presented nowadays. I grabbed my younger son's US history book a couple weeks ago to see how much of the Powder Alarm they mentioned in the prelude to war. I was surprised, it actually got a single sentence, and his book didn't ONCE mention banning of importation or confiscation of arms, and only gave brief mention to Intolerable Acts, without describing them. But oh boy did they talk about TEA!

    My kids, today, are learning a very different story than I learned when I was young.

    The JR. High US Constitution test, when it got to the Bill of Rights, consisted of a sheet with the Bill of Rights printed in a random order, and they had to affix the "number" next to each one. That's it. No understanding. Just what ORDER are they in.

    It's .. well, let's not dirty this great threat with a rant about modern education any further. Suffice it to say, your story is very welcome. As a father, I'll try to memorize this, and pass this along the next time we gather at a campfire out back.
     
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    Thanks for kind words. Every place we tell the story we hear the same thing, "wow, I had forgotten that" or "they don't teach that in the schools anymore" or "everybody needs to hear this". That's exactly why the Revolutionary War Veterans Association was started, to sow the seeds of our heritage through the Appleseed Project.

    I mentioned earlier about doing presentations to groups, schools, libraries etc. We also teach darn good marksmanship. If you belong to a range, shooting or sportsman's club we can bring the two day rifle clinic to your club at no cost. We supply the line, targets, instructors and the history. Ranges/clubs typically charge a range fee over the cost of the Appleseed fee.

    If interested let me know and I will hook you up with your state coordinator and he or one of his guys will come to the club, talk to the board and set it up.
     
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    Mac66, Thanks for this wonderful narrative!

    Being born and raised 20 miles northeast of Lexington and Concord, plus having ancestors that fought in the Revolution, it always surprises me the lack of knowledge about the seeds of our countries' founding. It was as much about economics as politics and as much about how we were treated as subjects of the crown. I've read many accounts from the time period and the attitude of "only true Englishmen live in England" was how the goverment thought of it's colonial populations, no matter where they lived.
     
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    I had the honor of doing just that on a September weekend in 2001, while explaining the events to a friend from the Netherlands. It was an experience that became even more meaningful the following Tuesday (9/11).
     
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    Mac66, again another hart felt, Thank You.
    I too had forgotten most of my history from school.
    We do need to remember and teach, so our children are not enslaved.

    Lateck,
     
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    It is truly, IMO.... a beautiful place and the Concord Bridge is just unreal....standing under the Minute-Man Monument is a moving experience.
     
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    I jut read this entire story to my 8th grade daughter and she really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    I am 68 years old and hated studying history when I was a kid in school.

    It makes me sick to my stomach that this history is not taught to our children in such a moving way as Mac66 has done.

    Thank you, sir for your service.

    With your permission, I will forward widely.
     
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    Anyone may cut and paste this and spread it around. The only thing I ask is that you give proper credit and that you mention Appleseed as the source and give the link. www.appleseedinfo.org or www.rwva.org

    I've been asked by some higher ups in Appleseed to write out the rest of the story. We get most of what we talk about from the book Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer, great book and highly recommended.

    Apparently though, nobody has ever condensed it down and wrote it as an adventure story. It has always struck me as such having heroes and villains, near escapes, love and betrayal, action, drama etc. Every time I hear it or give it at an Appleseed or other presentation it strikes me as being something that should be a mini series like Band of Brothers. So that's how I tried to write it. Heck, I was writing it and couldn't wait to find out what happened next.:)

    I thought it came out pretty good since it was off the top of my head for a gun forum and really just a first draft. My daughter, who has her degree in creative writing looked at it and cringed, :scrutiny: That volunteered her to edit it when I finish it and when she gets a chance. We hope to have a complete version out eventually, maybe a month or so.

    I should add that if you are interested in this history become involved in Appleseed and we will teach you not only great history but how to teach that history to others. We will teach you not only great rifle marksmanship skills but how to teach those skills to others. We need help to spread these skills and history back to America.

    Another way to spread the story is by setting up a presentation in your town, city, group school etc. If you can get a group to listen, we can get somebody there to tell the story. This stuff is even better in person. We don't charge for presentations. PM me it you have any questions and thank you for you interest.
     
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