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Whig Against Tory

The Military Adventures of a Shoemaker, a Tale of the Revolution

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Author: Unknown
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,700 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 810
Added to site: 2006.01.01 12148
Genres: Young Readers, War

nt from Boston, to destroy some military stores, belonging to the Americans, at Concord, north of Boston. On their way thither, they came to Lexington; and here they fired upon a small company of Americans, and killed several.

"It was a cruel act--worthy only of savages. But it roused the Americans in that part of the country; and they immediately sent expresses--that is, men on horseback--to carry the tidings abroad.

"One of these expresses was directed to take his course for Danbury, and to speed his flight. On his arrival, he told the story.

"It produced alarm--and well it might; but it also produced resolution. The bells were rung--cannon were fired--drums beat to arms. Within a few hours, many people had assembled--the young and the old--all eager to do something for their country. One hundred and fifty young men came forward, and entered their names as soldiers-- chose a captain Benedict to lead them--and begged that they might go forth to the war. Enoch Crosby was the first man



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