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Encyclopedia > Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts
Old North Bridge.

The Old North Bridge across the Concord River in Concord, Massachusetts is a historical site in the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the first battle day in the Revolutionary War. Here five full companies of Minutemen and five of non-Minuteman militia occupied this hill with groups of other men streaming in, totaling about 500 against the British light infantry companies from the 4th, 10th, and 43rd Regiments of Foot under Captain Laurie, a force totalling about 110 men. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2534x1863, 928 KB) Old North Bridge over the Concord River in Concord, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2534x1863, 928 KB) Old North Bridge over the Concord River in Concord, Massachusetts. ... For the river in Maine, see Concord River (Maine) The Concord River is a tributary of the Merrimack River in eastern Massachusetts in the United States, approximately 15 mi (24 km) long. ... Main Street, Concord, MA viewed from Monument Square Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 16,993. ... The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and was described as the shot heard round the world in Emersons Concord Hymn. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... The word Minuteman usually has one of the following meanings, depending on context: the Minutemen of the American Revolutionary War (the origin of the term) the LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile the Minuteman pocket calculator by Commodore Business Machines This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists...

"By the rude bridge that arch'd the flood,
Their flag to the April breeze unfurled,
Here the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard 'round the world."

The site is now part of the National Park Service. It contains a memorial obelisk, a famous statue, and the by-now often reconstructed bridge, and is an extremely popular tourist destination. The Old Manse, Ralph Waldo Emerson's ancestral home and later residence of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, is immediately adjacent to the Old North Bridge. The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States Federal Government agency that deals with all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation properties with various designations. ... The Old Manse, viewed from its Concord River side. ... Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was a famous American essayist and one of Americas most influential thinkers and writers. ... Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ...


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