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Parker's Revenge - a Running Battle: First Day of the Revolutionary War, Minute Man National Historical Park

Author(s): Meg Watters

Year: 2016

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Summary

April 19, 1775, at the border of Lexington and Lincoln in Massachusetts, Captain John Parker and the Lexington Militia met the British Regular troops as they retreated to Boston following the exchange of fire that marked the start of the Revolutionary War at Concord’s North Bridge.  The Parker’s Revenge Project seeks to determine the location of the Parker’s Revenge battle through an innovative approach to funding, research, and public engagement.  Funded by the Friends of the Minute Man National Park, the project works closely with local, State, and Federal agencies, engaging dedicated volunteers in every component of the work.  Integrated research methods provide a diverse set of data for KOKOA analysis and battlefield interpretation.  This paper presents how step by step, the investigative methods enabled the site to reveal evidence that tells the story of Parker’s Revenge and the bravery of the men that fought that day.


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Parker's Revenge - a Running Battle: First Day of the Revolutionary War, Minute Man National Historical Park. Meg Watters. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434463)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 78

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America