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Boston, Siege of - Summary

The Siege of Boston started after the battles of April 19, 1775, and Massachusetts Militia followed British troops back to Boston. In the days that followed, militia from New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island joined Massachusetts to confine the British to the city. The siege lasted from April 19, 1775, until March 17, 1776. It was part of the Boston Campaign and included the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Fortification of Dorchester Heights. It ended in an American victory when the British evacuated the city.

Concord Battle, 1775

The Battle of Concord was fought between the Massachusetts Militia and Great Britain on April 19, 1775, the first day of the American Revolutionary War. Following the Battle of Lexington, a British expedition marched to Concord and destroyed military supplies. After a fire started in the town, the Massachusetts Militia engaged the British at the North Bridge and fired the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” The British were forced to withdraw and marched back to Boston with American forces in pursuit.