Sunday, April 19, 2009

Legacy Of A Tea Party

On this day in history, at Concord Mass., the legacy of the first tea party:

At dawn on April 19th, fifty militiamen faced the British Army on Lexington Green. The youngest was 18. The oldest was 63. They were fathers, sons and grandfathers. It was reported that the British commanding officer rode up and shouted, "Lay down your arms, you damned rebels, or you are all dead men. Fire!"

Read it all at Brits At Their Best.

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