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Was the minute men the militia during the revolutionary war?

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They were a part of the militia.

In every colony except Pennsylvania, every male between 18 and 60 was part of the militia. He had to provide himself with a weapon and equipment, and muster several times a year for drills.

In the New England states, as tensions grew in the year or two before the Revolution started, militia units began forming "minute companies", of young, strong men, who were to be prepared to drop whatever they were doing and hurry to the militia rallying point agreed to before hand, at a minutes notice.

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Minute men are militia men who were able to ready their arms in minutes.


American militia. The minute men were American militia that would be ready to fight on a minutes notice during the American Revolution.



Mintute Men were there and ready for anything at anytime. Thus the reason why they were called 'Minute Men.' They could be ready on a minutes notice. (:


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The first battle took place in Lexington in 1775, but the men that morning were the 77 men from the town and I wouldn't call them " minute men" because they were protecting their families. They were more a militia than minute man. A minute man was a small handpicked elite force which were required to be mobile and assemble quickly. They were more like today's rangers or seals. The men who were minute men came from the muster rolls of the militia and were typically 25 years old or younger, physically strong and enthusiastic. Usually about one quarter of the militia served as minute men performing additional duties in the militia. The existence of the minute man begins before the revolution and as early as 1645 men were selected from militia ranks to be dressed with maychlocks or pikes. In 1689 another company was formed called Snowshoemen and in the French and Indian war in the 1750's they took part. In Massachusetts Bay colony every town maintained its own training band for six generations. By the time of the revolution Massachusetts had been training, drilling, and working on skills for over a hundred years. In February of 1775 Concord was one of the first towns to comply to create minute man companies out of the militia. Out of 400 men of Concord's muster rolls one hundred would serve as minute men. Regiment of Foot were sent to Concord bridge, so your answer is Concord.


A soldier is part of the armed forces. the armed forces are, well, you know, a giant "constellation". A militia man, however, is just part of a "neighborhood army". Militias were used in the Revolutionary War to fight against the Lobster, Redcoats, British, however you want to say it. Militia men were also called "Minutemen", because they were ready to fight "In a minute of preparation."


The British Army uniforms during the Revolutionary War included red coats, and the soldiers were called "Red Coats." Minutemen were part of the local militia, but they had additional duties, and were often more well-trained. They quickly reacted when an alarm was sounded, and were often the first soldiers on the scene.


The militia played a big role in early tensions between the colonies and Great Britain. For example, the minute men were militia men trained to right on a minutes notice. They were the people who fought the British in the battle of Lexington and Concord.


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The minute men prepared the militia for the arrival of the British soldiers by hanging one lantern if the British were coming by land and two if they were coming by sea.


The British had red and the Americans had blueThe minute men would wear shades of browns and deep green depending on what was available and what they already had


The Revolutionary war. The first two battles of the Rev. war were Lexington and Concord. Minutemen were the militia men who faught both these battles.


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The Minute Men were a militia in the colonies that were supposed to be able, whatever they were doing, to get their gun and everything else they would need to battle, so they could be ready to fight in under a minute. They were the ones who responded to Paul Revere's call on his famous Midnight Ride of "The British are coming! The British are coming!"


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164,080 Militia men engaged the British Troops, while 130,711 regular Troops were dispatched from the Federal Government. Source: 1939 Dictionary, John C Winston Company; page 1142



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