The British are coming!!

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valerie
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On this date in 1775 Paul Revere began his famous ride to let the colonists

know the British were coming.



"To arms, to arms"!



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lady cop
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Post by lady cop »

it's Patriots Day in Mass., the battle of Lexington reenacted each year. see it on www.boston.com.





Lexington and Concord



We don't know which side actually fired the first shot on Lexington Green, but we do know that it was the British who advanced the first volley on the morning of April 19, 1775. The skirmish killed eight miltia and wounded 10 more while injuring only one British regular.



The fight is waged again every Patriots Day in Lexington. 1987

A member of the British 10th Regiment of Foot prepares to take aim at the rebels.





(Boston Globe Photo / George Rizer)





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Bothwell
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Post by Bothwell »

Ah I knew we would have this. Just to inforn you the Redcoats were stunned by American tactics. Whilst our plucky boys were as is suggested clothed in bright red the yanks actually had some camouflage on AND they took cover behind rocks and trees whilst firing, how dare they, why not stand in a big red square and be mown down as befits a soldier of the empire!!!
"I have done my duty. I thank God for it!"
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Post by lady cop »

ok , this is a later date, but dedicated to you Bothwell! :D ~~~Well, in eighteen and fourteen we took a little trip

along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.

We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,

And we caught the bloody British near the town of New Orleans.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.

There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.

We fired once more and they began to runnin'

down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, I see'd Mars Jackson walkin down the street

talkin’ to a pirate by the name of Jean Lafayette [pronounced La-feet]

He gave Jean a drink that he brung from Tennessee

and the pirate said he’d help us drive the British in the sea.

The French said Andrew, you’d better run,

for Packingham’s a comin’ with a bullet in his gun.

Old Hickory said he didn’t give a dang,

he’s gonna whip the britches off of Colonel Packingham.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.

There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.

We fired once more and they began to runnin'

down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, we looked down the river and we see'd the British come,

and there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.

They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring

while we stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise

if we didn't fire a musket til we looked 'em in the eyes.

We held our fire til we see'd their faces well,

then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave a yell.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.

There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.

We fired once more and they began to runnin'

down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, we fired our cannon til the barrel melted down,

so we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.

We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind,

and when they tetched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

We’ll march back home but we’ll never be content

till we make Old Hickory the people’s President.

And every time we think about the bacon and the beans,

we’ll think about the fun we had way down in New Orleans.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin,

But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.

We fired once more and they began to runnin'

down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles

And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.

They ran so fast the hounds couldn't catch 'em

down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.

But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.

We fired once more and they began to runnin'

down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. :wah:
gmc
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Post by gmc »

The fFrench and spanish were your allies then, changed days eh!
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Post by john8pies »

Well, just thank goodness we are allies nowadays ! :D

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