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Title: An historic tour; a pilgrimage to the birthplace of American liberty, and the homes of our foremost authors
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: (Busch, John J.) (from old catalog)
Subjects: Boston (Mass.) -- Description and travel Lexington (Mass.) -- Description and travel Concord (Mass.) -- Description and travel
Publisher: Boston, Hudson printing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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mostsacred spot in America. Here on the 19th of April, 1775, wasmade the first forcible resistance to British aggression. On theopposite bank stood the American Militia. Here stood theinvading army and on this spot the first of the enciny fell inthe war of that Revolution which gave independence to theseUnited States. In gratitude to God and in the love of Free-dom this monument was erected in 1836. Just beside themonument near the stone wall are the graves of the tw^oBritish soldiers killed by the first fire of the Minute Men.On the opposite bank of the Concord river is the statue of theMinute Man marking the position of the Americans. Thisstatue, considered one of the finest bronze statues in America,was designed by Daniel C. French, and moulded from cannonthat were used in the war of 181 2. It was unveiled on April19, 1875, on the looth anniversary of the Concord fight byGen. Grant, then President of the United States, his cabinetand the Governors of the six New England States. 34
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