Redcoats in Concord, Massachusetts
The British troops who marched out from Boston to Lexington and Concord MA on April 19th, 1775, (now Patriots' Day) were only doing their duty.

British redcoats, Patriots Day, Lexington MA

 

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"British redcoats" on Patriots Day in Concord MA

 

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They were searching for arms and ammunition allegedly stored here by the rebellious farmers (especially those at the Barrett farm).

Their duty cost many of them their lives that day.

Today, these colorful local re-enacters make their own historic uniforms with great care and at great expense. It's easy to see why the king thought they couldn't lose!

British redcoats, Patriots Day, Lexington MA

 

 

British redcoats, Patriots Day, Concord MA

 

 

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