cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Remember Lexington and Concord?

Search for militia supplies

When the British troops arrived in the village of Concord, Lt. Col. Smith divided them to carry out Gage's orders. The 10th Regiment's company of grenadiers secured South Bridge under Captain Mundy Pole, while seven companies of light infantry under Captain Parsons, numbering about 100, secured the North Bridge, where they were visible across the cleared fields to the assembling militia companies. Captain Parsons took four companies from the 5th, 23rd, 38th, and 52nd Regiments up the road 2 miles (3.2 km) beyond the North Bridge to search Barrett's Farm, where intelligence indicated supplies would be found.[66] Two companies from the 4th and 10th Regiments were stationed to guard their return route, and one company from the 43rd remained to guard the bridge itself. These companies, which were under the relatively inexperienced command of Captain Walter Laurie, were aware that they were significantly outnumbered by the 400-plus militiamen. The concerned Captain Laurie sent a messenger to Lt. Col. Smith requesting reinforcements.[67]

Using detailed information provided by Loyalist spies, the grenadier companies searched the small town for military supplies. When they arrived at Ephraim Jones's tavern, by the jail on the South Bridge road, they found the door barred shut, and Jones refused them entry. According to reports provided by local Loyalists, Pitcairn knew cannon had been buried on the property. Jones was ordered at gunpoint to show where the guns were buried. These turned out to be three massive pieces, firing 24-pound shot, that were much too heavy to use defensively, but very effective against fortifications, with sufficient range to bombard the city of Boston from other parts of nearby mainland.[68] The grenadiers smashed the trunnions of these three guns so they could not be mounted. They also burned some gun carriages found in the village meetinghouse, and when the fire spread to the meetinghouse itself, local resident Martha Moulton persuaded the soldiers to help in a bucket brigade to save the building.[69] Nearly a hundred barrels of flour and salted food were thrown into the millpond, as were 550 pounds of musket balls. Of the damage done, only that done to the cannon was significant. All of the shot and much of the food was recovered after the British left. During the search, the regulars were generally scrupulous in their treatment of the locals, including paying for food and drink consumed. This excessive politeness was used to advantage by the locals, who were able to misdirect searches from several smaller caches of militia supplies.[70]

Barrett's Farm had been an arsenal weeks before, but few weapons remained now, and according to family legend, these were quickly buried in furrows to look like a crop had been planted. The troops sent there did not find any supplies of consequence.[71]

18 Replies
rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Re: Remember Lexington and Concord?

"detailed information, provided by loyalist spies"

See how the first move of the British was to try to find and confiscate or destroy the means the American patriots had to defend themselves with?

See any modern parallels?

 

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Remember Lexington and Concord?

Democrats would love to disarm the American people, not going to happen. Having an administration whose loyalties reside with China will be devastating .

Watch if you have a chance Dr. Red.

 

cmilligan1958g
Senior Contributor

Re: Remember Lexington and Concord?


@sam1wiseone wrote:

Democrats would love to disarm the American people, not going to happen. Having an administration whose loyalties reside with China will be devastating .

Watch if you have a chance Dr. Red.

 


I just watched every bit of that interview, and it underscores everything that I have heard about Communist China designs to control the world. I forwarded it to people that will get this broadcast to the right people. President Trump must do whatever it takes to prevent the Biden/Deep State/ China spies from seizing power. I have actually met one of the Chinese spies at a high level Cattleman’s Association seminar, collecting data on American beef production capabilities. He was not bashful at all in proclaiming the desire of China to dominate the entire world. 
Thank you so much for posting this. 

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Remember Lexington and Concord?

You can follow Gordon chang here

https://parler.com/profile/GordonGChang/posts 

cmilligan1958g
Senior Contributor

Re: Remember Lexington and Concord?


@sam1wiseone wrote:

You can follow Gordon chang here

https://parler.com/profile/GordonGChang/posts 


Will do, Thank you. 

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Lexington? You know, my brother-law talks a lot like you.

You know, my brother-law talks a lot like you, a real Navy Seal kind of guy.  At one point, they took all his guns away from him.  Everybody felt a lot better.  It had nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment.

  Recently, they had to go arrest him for having too many junk cars on his lot, 25 years worth. They sent four squad cars and a Swat team to make sure they could handle any trouble.

  Keep talking like this and you can expect a visit.

  

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Another story, back in the Sixty's, ....

Near here,  back in the Sixty's, a bunch WWII veterans got all Goldwater & excited about the communist threat, the coming race war, etc, went out, accumulated several heavy machine guns ( & ammunition), and hid them in the attic of the Legion hall.

The State Police heard about it, came,  busted a hole in ceiling, and took them all away.  Everybody felt a lot safer.

Nobody, nobody said anything about any infringement of the 2nd Amendment. 

cmilligan1958g
Senior Contributor

Re: Herr Rickgthf

Herr rickgthf, has the National Socialist Workers Partei promised to make you Gauleiter of your area? 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauleiter

rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Re: Another story, back in the Sixty's, ....

Rick, you and your husband SHOULD support Dr. Pepper's husband, he is all in on armament confiscation.

Maybe you should go fishing on the 4th of July up in Canada, too.....would not want you feeling blue to be around patriotic Americans, celebrating hard fought independence.

Drove by the largest American Flag I have ever seen, late last night, flying proudly in the breeze, well lit up. Guess that business is not ashamed of America.