Concord Fight at the North Bridge — Doolittle Engravings, Plate 3

April 19, 1775

Amos Doolittle made this copper engraving of the Concord Fight at the North Bridge in 1775, after visiting Concord and interviewing eyewitnesses. This engraving was the third plate in the four-plate series. Together, they are known as the "Doolittle Engravings of the Battles of Lexington and Concord."

This engraving was made by Amos Doolittle from an illustration done by landscape artist, Ralph Earl. The text at the top of the engraving says, “Plate III. The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord.”

Amos Doolittle Engravings, Lexington and Concord, 1775, Plate 3, Large

The engraving includes three labels that explain the scene.

Number 1 — “The detachment of the Regulars who fired first on the Provincials at the Bridge.” This refers to the British troops on the right side of the engraving.

Number 2 — “The Provincials headed by Colonel Robinson and Major Buttrick.”

Number 3 — “The Bridge.”

Amos Doolittle Engravings

See the other plates in this historic series of engravings that are the only contemporary illustrations documenting the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

  1. The Battle of Lexington. April 19th, 1775. Plate I.
  2. Plate II. A View of the Town of Concord.
  3. Plate III. The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord.
  4. Plate IV. A View of the South Part of Lexington.