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Where did the Minute men fought British regulars for the first time?


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2017-06-05 18:43:38
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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.

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