The American Revolutionary War began with the “shot heard ’round the world.” At the battles of Lexington and Concord, seventy-three British troops were killed and 200 were wounded or missing in action. The patriot losses were forty-nine dead and forty-six wounded or missing.
Lexington, Massachusetts, was the site of the first battle of the American Revolution. Patriot militiamen engaged British forces en route to Concord on the Lexington Green on April 19, 1775. A shot was fired, battle broke out, and the American Revolutionary War began.