Action at Lexington in the War of American Independence, 1775
The RWF were part of a small force sent from Boston to Concord to secure a large store of
arms. Marching through hostile countryside they reached Lexington where the local militia
awaited them and shots were exchanged. These were the first shots fired in the American
War of Independence. On the return journey more serious fighting occurred at Lexington,
before the exhausted force reached Boston.