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Battle of Concord

revolutionary british war

Concord, Battle of, second engagement in the American Revolutionary War after the Battle of Lexington. Both were fought on April 19, 1775. The British, 700 strong, marched on Concord, Mass., to destroy military stores. The Americans retreated but returned on seeing smoke from burning supplies. Under Major John Buttrick, they met the British at North Bridge and routed them.

See also: Revolutionary War in America.

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