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In the steeple of the Old North Church, near Paul Revere's House, two lanterns were hung on April 18, 1775, warning the patriots in Charlestown that General Thomas Gage's troops were going to cross over the Charles River from their base in the city of Boston.

The midnight rides of Paul Revere, William Dawes, and many others, alerted the outlying countryside that the Majesty's Troops were on the march. Revere rode to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the soldier's intent to arrest them. When British troops tried to confiscate patriot arms stored in Concord, the "Minutemen" fought. Shots rang out from Lexington green and Concord's North Bridge. The war for independence had begun. The British retreated to Boston, and an American army soon took up positions on the hills surrounding the city.

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