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Searching for the Soldiers at Lexington and Concord

Looking ahead to Saturday’s celebration of Col. James Barrett’s 300th birthday in Concord, here’s a new online resource about the Battle of Lexington and Concord: a Soldier Search database of New England militiamen who participated in the fighting on 19 Apr 1775. As the website explains, the names in this database represent only a minority of the Americans who mustered immediately after hearing news of the shots at Lexington and Concord: The 4000 minute and militiamen who were engaged in battle that day were just the first of many more to come.
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Celebrating Barrett’s Farm in Concord, 27 Oct.

History / US History : Boston 1775 (2 years ago)

On Saturday, 27 October, Save Our Heritage is celebrating the completion of its multi-year effort to restore the Col. James Barrett Farm and transfer that historic property to the Minute Man National Historical Park. This is an impo... Read Post

New Book Profiles the Embattled Farmers of Lincoln

History / US History : Boston 1775 (2 years ago)

Lincoln is right between Lexington and Concord, and Lincoln militiamen were in the middle of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. But does the town get named in the battle? No! (Well, the battle’s name is plenty long already, and if... Read Post

Celebrating James Barrett’s 300th on 31 July 2010

History / US History : Boston 1775 (5 years ago)

On Saturday, 31 July, Save Our Heritage is hosting a 300th Birthday party of Col. James Barrett of Concord, with events from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Here’s the group’s tentative schedule for the day, and here’s the summary version f... Read Post

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