The Shot Heard Around the World
APRIL 19, 1775
Remember, that as wayward children of King George, we (as
British subjects), were commanded by our government to surrender
our guns and powder.
The actual British order to seize and destroy the
American's guns and supplies, for that day, reads as follows:
"Having received Intelligence, that a Quantity of
Ammunition, Provision, Artillery, Tents and small Arms, have been
collected at Concord, for the Avowed Purpose of raising and
supporting a Rebellion against His Majesty, you will March with
the Corps of Grenadiers and Light Infantry, put under your
Command, with utmost expedition and Secrecy to Concord, where you
will seize and destroy all Artillery, Ammunition, Provisions,
Tents, Small Arms, and all Military Stores whatever ..."
(Per Order of General Gage to Lt. Colonel F. Smith, of the Kings
Troops. The Minute Men The First Fight: Myths and Realities of
the American Revolution, by John R. Galvin, at page 100).
At Concord, house to house searches were conducted by
the British to carry out the above order. Remember, the
possession of powder, cannon, and other supplies of war might
have meant arrest for revolutionary activities. The supplies of
arms were substantial:
"Within the town, scattered through the cellars and
attics and outbuildings of at least twenty-five houses, the
provincials had concealed ten tons of musket balls and
cartridges, thirty-five half barrels of powder, 350
tents, fourteen medicine chests, eighty barrels of beef, eight
and a half tons of salt fish, seventeen and a half tons of rye,
318 barrels of flour, 100 barrels of salt, ... hundreds of axes,
canteens, reams of cartridge paper ... and ... a substantial
number of cannon and gun carriages of varying sizes... ."
(emphasis added). The Minute Men the First Fight: Myths and
Realities of the American Revolution, by John R. Galvin, at
On April 19, 1775, the Americans were prepared to, and
did, fight for their liberty and freedom. What would you have
A Must Read: "The
Arms Of All The People
Should Be Taken Away"
So, do you
trust your government?
Listen and watch the business end of
Government. Mass MURDER of UNARMED CIVILIANS. For Governments to remain the
servant of the people, the people must be armed lest the master becomes the
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