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Deposition of Captain John Parker Concerning the Battle at Lexington, 04/25/1775


Deposition of Captain John Parker Concerning the Battle at Lexington, 04/25/1775

Deposition of Captain John Parker Concerning the Battle at Lexington, 04/25/1775 (National Archives Identifier: 595246); Massachusetts State Papers, 1775 - 1787; Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, 1765 - 1821; Record Group 360; National Archives

The first battles of the American Revolution occurred at the towns of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. Shown here is the deposition of Captain John Parker of the Lexington Militia, describing the initial events of the day.
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