Samuel Adams spent the night of April 18th in Lexington for protection from the British.
John Ballard was a stableman in Boston who helped informing the Americans of British plans.
Corporal Amos Barrett was a Minute Man from Concord. His human account of the day is an example of eighteenth century New England writing.
Colonel James Barrett was
the commander of the Concord
area militia. He was also the owner of a farm where the rebel stores were hidden.
Thaddeus Bowman was a scout from Lexington.
Solomon Brown was an eighteen year old Lexington resident who reported a British patrol on his return to Lexington from the market.
Major John Buttrick was a colonial officer who made a famous order at the North Bridge. That order was'' Fire, for God's sake, fire!''
Reverend Jonas Clarke was a prominent patriot and a minister in Lexington. Eliza Clarke was his daughter.
Colonel William Conant was the commander of the Boston militia. He was also the man who started Paul Revere on his very famous ride.
Isaac Davis was a young captain of the Acton militia. He was the first to be killed in the Concord battle.
William Dawes was a shoemaker and also a courier for the rebels. He was sent out to spread an alarm by the land route just in case Paul Revere was captured. They both met in Lexington but neither one of them made it to Concord.
Charles Richard Devens got the horse in Charlestown for Paul Revere to ride to Lexington.
William Diamond was a sixteen year old drummer boy who beat the call-to-arms for the Lexington militia.
Dr. Eliphalet Downer died at Monotomy.
Rev. William Emerson was from Concord. He did a lot for the colonial cause by writing spirited writings and sermons.
Major Isaac Gradner from Brookline died a mile beyond the Menotomy River.
Edbrige Gerry from Marblehead was member of the safety committee. He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
John Hancock was a wealthy and famous man from Boston. He fled to Boston with Samuel Adams. Hancock's finance, Dorothy Quincy, came with them to escape capture. He later became one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Samuel Hartwell was a sergeant in the Lincoln Minute Men.
William Heath was a Major General in charge of the Massachusetts militia.
John Hicks died a mile beyond the Menotomy River .
Private Abner Hosmer died in the first round of fire at the North Bridge.
Lieutenant Joseph Hosmer was a Minute Man who made the cry at the North Bridge, "Would ye let them burn our town down?" That was what started the Concord fight. Right now his house still stands in Concord.
Colonel Jeremiah Lee, from Marblehead, was member of the safety committee.
Jonathan Loring, with Elijah Sanderson, was captured while on patrol and then released.
Josiah Nelson was a Lincoln Minute Man.
Robert Newman was the sexton of the Old North Church where the lanterns were hung as signals that the British were coming.
Azor Orne from Marblehead was member of the safety committee.
Captain John Parker was the leader of the Lexington Minuteman.
Colonel Timothy Pickering was the commander of the Salem militia. He arrived too late to capture the British Forces before they got to Boston.
Doctor Samuel Prescott was a young Concord doctor who had a romance with a young Lexington lady. He met Revere and Dawes on their way to alarm the Concord countryside. All of them were captured but Prescott escaped and finished the job for them.
John Pullings helped place the two lanterns as a signal for Paul Revere.
Dorothy Quincy was the fiance of John Hancock.
Josiah Quincy was a Boston lawyer and patriot. He wrote Revolutionary pamphlets and he was sent to England to argue the rebel cause.
John Raymond, a handicapped neighbor of Monroe, was forced to make drinks for the British at Monroe Tavern and was later shot when he tried to leave.
Captain James Reed provided a safe place for John Adams.
Paul Revere was a silversmith and courier for the rebels.
Moses Richardson died a mile beyond ttishe Menotomy River.
Lieutenant Colonel John Robinson of Westford led the advance to the North Bridge from the top of Punkatasset Hill.
Jason Russell died on his own property when he was pierce by a British bayonet at Monotomy.
Elijah Sanderson, with Jonathan Loring, was captured while on patrol and then released.
Dr. Joseph Warren was a brave Boston doctor who was in charge of the rebel spy system.
Captain Wilson of Bedford died at the Battle of the Bloody Angle.
Amos Wyman provided a space for Adams.
Lieutenant John Barker of the King's close squad wrote a summary of the day's action.
General Henry Clinton was the commander-in-chief after General Gage for the British forces in America, .
General Thomas Gage ordered the march to ccapture the military stores in Concord, but did not participate in it. He was also the Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and commander of the British forces.
Captain Walter Laurie was the commander in charge of the light infantry of the British in the fighting at Concord bridge.
Ensign Jeremy Lister wrote a graphic description of the retreat of the 10th regiment of foot. He was wounded at the Concord Bridge.
Lieutenant Frederick Mackenziehe was one of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers whose report of the day's fighting was important. He gave first-hand evidence of What "really" happened.
Captain Lawrence Parsons was the British officer in charge of the troops sent to the Barrett farm.
Lord Percy Hugh was a young British nobleman and commander of the troops sent to aid Colonel Smith in the British retreat from Concord.
Major John Pitcairn was the second in command of the British forces at Lexington and Concord under Colonel Smith.
Colonel Francis Smith was the one who botched up the British march by his slowness and indecision. He was also the commander of the expedition.
Lieutenant William Sutherland was an officer of the 38th Regiment who wrote a vivid account of the day's events.