The Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775, circa 1798, by C Tiebout after E Tisdale.
Just before the Skirmish of Lexington, which marked the first shots of the Revolution at dawn on April 19, 1775, there was another little known attack, perhaps the first, real blow of the Revolution.
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As those of you in Boston who read the Boston Globe may recall, back in February of this year, the Massachusetts State Archives back in February announced they had reacquired a rare letter of Dr. Joseph Warren (read my blog post on him). The two-page letter was stolen sometime circa 1950 when security was lax, … (read more)