Revolutionary War — Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts

1775. April 19. The first expeditions of the Revolutionary War occurred in Middlesex County. The American Army succeeded in destroying British cannon and 24 supplies of the Concord Militia and to drive back the enemy. Forty-nine were killed, thirty-nine wounded and seventy-three missing.

Capt. Samuel Payson, listed in the findagrave memorials. An anonymous note was left, viz: “This man served during the Lexington Alarm, raised a company of volunteers and literally sold his farm to help his town pay soldiers during…

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