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Yeah Buddy!

Yeah Buddy!

Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.

Captain Parker April 19th 1775.

Orders given to the Minute Men / Militia during the Battle of Lexington and Concord in response to Arms and Ammunition confiscation by the Tyrannical Government.

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    I was doing some family research, I found out that the war hero from the revolution in our family was with the militia out of Uxbridge, MA that went to Concord.  He was one of 700 that was there on April 19th, 1775.  I'm proud of my roots for that.  Later in 1778, when he saw many American wounded and others being captured by the British who appeared to be driving them back, he led a charge saying  "let the cowards retreat , but brave men to the rescue of their comrades" he then, waving his sword above his head, ordered for the troops to fix bayonets and they charged the Brits driving them in rout, and retaking the previously lost position, saving many Americans.  For his bravery, he was offered a position as a Colonel, which he declined, choosing to remain a Captain.  He retired in November 1779 at the age of 59 or 60.