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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.