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Who fired the first shot heard round the world?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Likewise, who fired the first shot in the battle of Lexington?
One may also ask, did the British fire the shot heard round the world? On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops set off from Boston toward Concord, Massachusetts, in order to seize weapons and ammunition stockpiled there by American colonists. Gunfire was exchanged, leaving two colonists and three redcoats dead.
Furthermore, who shot first in the shot heard round the world?
The phrase comes from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" (1837) and refers to the first shot of the American Revolution at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, where the first British soldiers fell in the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
How many people died in the shot heard round the world?
A shot was fired; although it's not clear which side fired first. More shots ensued. After the fight came to a close, eight Americans were dead and ten were wounded.