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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. --

Some of the General Facts of the Opening Revolution 1


CHAPTER II. --
A Glance at the Enemy's Route 8
Some Leading Steps 10
Marshfield Tories 12
Salem might have been the Concord of History 12
A Billerica Teamster 14
Activity of Friend and Foe 16


CHAPTER III. --
Important Messages 19
Parsonage Guests 21
Midnight Messengers 21
Echoes of the Lexington Belfry 23


CHAPTER IV. --
Belfry Echoes, continued 28
John Parker's Story 28
Joshua Simonds's Story 32


CHAPTER V. --
More Belfry Echoes 37
Boston Poor 42


CHAPTER VI. --
Theodore Parker 45
A Belfry Listener 45


CHAPTER VII. --
The Parson and Parsonage 52
Burlington or Precinct Parsonage 56
Guests of April 19, 1775 56
Amos Wyman Home 59
Reed Home 61


CHAPTER VIII. --
Diary of Rev. John Marrett 62
Description of Camp by Rev. William Emerson 73
Origin of Continental Army 74
Journal of Jabez Fitch 75


CHAPTER IX. --
Old Manse of Concord and its Ministerial Occupants 79
Cupid in the Revolution 90


CHAPTER X. --
Told and Retold 102
Incidents of Concord Fight 102


CHAPTER XI. --
Concord Homes of History in 1775 113


CHAPTER XII. --
A Concord Patriot's Secret 122


CHAPTER XIII. --
Footprints of Acton Patriots 139
Faulkner Residence 140


CHAPTER XIV. --
Speech of Rev. James T. Woodbury 149
Eagle in Concord Fight 167


CHAPTER XV. --
Footprints of the Patriots at Bedford 171
Through the Old Burial-Ground of Bedford with a Nonagenarian 181


CHAPTER XVI. --
The Old Colonial Banner, and Flag of the Minute-Men of Bedford 195


CHAPTER XVII. --
Cupid's Heirloom 204


CHAPTER XVIII. --
Story of Lincoln Patriots 214
Capture of Paul Revere 215
The Most Deadly Fight 220
Brave Women 225
Burial of the King's Soldiers 226
New England Ancestors of President James Abram Garfield 227


CHAPTER XIX. --
Billerica Patriots 236
Hill Homestead 238
Provision for the Army 240
Mrs. Abbott's Story 244


CHAPTER XX. --
The Story of Menotomy 247
The Russell Family Store 250
Story of Whittemore Family 262
Cambridge 264


CHAPTER XXI. --
General Artemas Ward 275
The Old Homestead 290


CHAPTER XXII. --
Groton Patriots 293
The First Ride of Paul Revere, and its Consequences 293
James Sullivan 297
Groton Inn 298
Rev. Samuel Dana 299
Charlestown's Distress 300
Story of the Rev. Joseph Wheeler 309


CHAPTER XXIII. --
Woburn's Part 312
The Thompson Family 313
Colonel Loammi Baldwin 319
The Winn Home 324
A Romance of War 325
General Gage's Excursion Reported in 1775 337
List of Killed and Wounded April 19, 1775 340


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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Territory covered in the Volume (Map) 1
Somerville Powder-House 10
Salem Bridge 18
Lexington Parsonage. Home of Rev. Jonas Clarke 20
Eli Simonds 24
Lexington Belfry 25
Buckman Tavern, Lexington 29
Jonathan Harrington House, Lexington 31
Lexington Battle Monument 37
Certificate carried by Boston's Poor into the Country 43
Munroe House, Lexington 46
Birthplace of Theodore Parker, Lexington 47
Precinct Parsonage. Sewall Home, Burlington 56
Site of Home of Amos Wyman, Billerica 57
Parsonage Table, Burlington 58
Forest Path taken by Hancock and Adams, April 19, 1775 59
Parsonage Clock, Burlington 60
Old Manse, Concord 79
Window of Old Manse, Concord 89
Merriam's Corner, Concord 98
Old Parish Meeting-House and Wright Tavern, Concord 104
Hunt Home, Concord 108
British Officer's Sword, Concord 112
Graves of British Soldiers, Concord 112
Elisha Jones House, Concord 112
Barrett Home, Concord 115
Buttrick Home, Concord 119
Ebenezer Hubbard, Concord 123
Hubbard Home, Concord 129
Statue of Minute Man, Concord 136
Battle Monument, Concord 138
Faulkner Residence, Acton 140
Luke Smith, Acton 144
Acton Powder Horn 146
Acton Monument 165
Eagle of Concord Fight 168
The Old Oak in Bedford 171
Page Home, Bedford 172
Cyrus Page, Bedford 173
Fitch Tavern, Bedford 174
Eleazer Davis Home, Bedford 178
Home of John Reed, Bedford 180
Tombstone of Calley Fasset, Bedford 184
Tombstone of Captain Jonathan Willson, Bedford 194
Flag of Minute Men, Bedford 196
Continental Money 209
Farrar Homestead, Lincoln 216
Whitman House, Lincoln 220
Samuel Farrar, Lincoln 223
Burial of British Soldiers, Lincoln 226
Monument Over British Dead, Lincoln 227
Abraham Garfield Tombstone, Lincoln 228
Garfield Homestead, Lincoln 233
Garfield Footstone, Lincoln 234
Hill Homestead, Billerica 238
Susan (Jaquith) Abbott 245
Russell House, Menotomy 248
Russell Store, Menotomy 249
Attack by the Exempts, Menotomy 253
Mrs. Sophronia Russell, Arlington 259
Mrs. Parmelia Fiske, Arlington 260
Ward Homestead, Shrewsbury 276
General Ward's Sword 279
Rocky Hill Meeting-House, Salisbury 288
Groton Inn 298
Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn 312
Colonel Baldwin's Mansion, Woburn 319

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