[An image of two rows of coffins appears above the heading at the top of
the broadside. The image includes the following names (one name listed above
each coffin): Robt Monroe, Jonas
Parker, Sam'l Hadley,
I. Muzzy, John Brown,
John Raymond, Nat.
Wyman, Jed. Munroe,
Jason Russell, Jabez Wyman,
Jas. Winship, Deacon
Haynes, -- Reed, Capt. Niles,
Capt. Wilson, Capt.
Davis, -- Hosmer, J.
Howard, Azael Porter, Dan. Thompson, J.
Miller, W. Barber's Son, Isaac
Gardner, John Hicks, Hen.
Putnam, Ab. Ramsdell,
D. Townsend, Will Flint, Thomas Hadley,
Henry Jacobs, Sam. Cook,
Ben. Daland, Jot. Webb, Per.
Putnam, Benj. Pierce, --
BRITISH TROOPS ;
RUNAWAY FIGHT OF THE REGULARS.
Being the PARTICULARS of the VICTORIOUS BATTLE fought at and near
CONCORD, situated Twenty Miles from
Boston, in the Province of the
sachusetts-Bay, between Two Thousand Regular Troops, belonging to His
Britannic Majesty, and a few Hundred Provincial Troops, belonging to the
Massachusetts-Bay, which lasted from sunrise until sunset, on the
19th of April, 1775, when it was decided
greatly in favor of the latter. These particulars are
published in this cheap form, at the request of the friends of the deceased
WORTHIES, who died gloriously fighting in the CAUSE OF LIBERTY and their
and it is their sincere desire that every Householder in the country, who are
sincere well-wishers to
America, may be possessed of the same, either to frame
and glass, or otherwise to preserve in their houses, not only as a Token of
Gratitude to the memory of the Deceased Forty Persons, but as a perpetual
morial of that important event, on which, perhaps, may depend the future
Freedom and Greatness of the
Commonwealth of America. To which is annexed a
Funeral Elegy on those who were slain in the Battle.
From E. Russell's Salem
Newbury and Marblehead
Friday, April 21, 1775.
Tuesday evening the eighteenth instant, a body
of soldiers under the com-
mand of Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, to the
amount of about eight hundred men,
Barton's Point in
Boston, about eleven o'clock, crossed
River, landed at
Cambridge, and marched immediately up to
ington, near twelve miles from
Boston ; at sunrise they observing between
and forty inhabitants exercising near the meeting-house, the
ordered them to lay down their arms and disperse, which not being directly
plied with, he "demanded them for a pack of rebels,"
ordered his men to fire upon
them, and killed eight men upon the spot, besides wounding several more. The
army then proceeded to
Concord, drew up on the parade, near the
during which time the inhabitants from the neighboring towns collected and
possession of the adjacent hills ; about eleven o'clock the firing began on
which lasted near an hour, when the regular troops began to retreat, the
cials closely pursuing them to a bridge at a small distance, which the
up as they passed ; then they renewed the fire, and some were slain on both
but the regulars still retreated, and the provincials pursued them down to
where the regulars, about three o'clock in the afternoon, met with a
of about twelve hundred men commanded by Earl
Percy, with two brass field
pieces ; they again renewed the attack on the provincials, but soon
proper further to retreat towards their head-quarters, the provincials pursued
Charlestown, where they arrived at 6 o'clock ;
taking immediately, an advan-
tageous post on
Bunker's-Hill, about a mile from the ferry ; the
discontinued the pursuit. The loss on either side we have not yet been able
ascertain, but it is said about one hundred regulars were killed and fifty
among which were several officers : Two officers and a number of soldiers
taken prisoners. On the part of the province, we hear that thirty-five were
and several wounded. The above is as particular an account of the engagement,
can at this time be collected, in the present confused state of the
We hear an officer and his servant, with two pair of pistols, were yesterday
and secured by our people, at
Roxbury, on their way to
Wednesday, the nineteenth of April, the troops
of His Britannic Majesty
commenced hostilities upon the people of this province, attended with
stances of cruelty not less brutal than what our venerable Ancestors
the vilest savages of the wilderness. The particulars relative to this
event, by which we are involved in all the horrors of a civil war, we have
deavored to collect as well as the present confused state of affairs
On Thursday evening a detachment from the army, consisting, it is said, of
or nine hundred men, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel
Smith, embarked at the
bottom of the
Boston, on board a number of Boats, and landed at
farm, a little way up
Charles-River, from whence they proceeded with
expedition, on their way to
Concord, about twenty miles from
Boston. The people
were soon alarmed, and began to assemble, in several towns, before day-light,
order to watch the motion of the troops. At
Lexington, six miles below
a company of militia, of about one hundred men, mustered near the meeting-house
the troops came in sight of them just before sunrise ; and running within a
rods of them, the Commanding-Officer accosted the militia in words to this
effect : --
"Disperse you rebels -- Damn you throw down your arms and disperse
which the troops huzza'd, and immediately one or two officers discharged
pistols, which were instantaneously followed by the firing or four or five of
soldiers, and then their seemed to be a general discharge from the whole
Eight of our men were killed, and nine wounded. In a few minutes after
action the enemy renewed their march for
Concord ; at which place they destroyed
several carriages, carriage-wheels, and about twenty barrels of flour, all
to the province. Here about one hundred men, going towards a bridge, of
the enemy were in possession, the latter fired, and killed two of our men, who
returned the fire, and obliged the enemy to retreat back to
Lexington, where they
met Lord Percy, with a large reinforcement, with
two pieces of a cannon. The enemy
now having a body of about eighteen hundred men made a halt, picked up many
their dead and took care of their wounded. At
Menotomy, a few of the men, be-
longing to the detachment from
Lynn-End, attacked a party of twelve of the
(carrying stores and provisions to the troops) killed two of them, wounded
took six prisoners, shot five horses, and took possession of all their arms,
provisions, &c., without any loss on our side ; among those who were killed
Lieutenant, who went with the provisions for his recreation and to view the
try, the officer of the guard who generally attends on such occasions
being only a
serjant. -- The enemy having halted one or two
Lexington, found it necessa-
ry to make a second retreat, carrying with them many of their dead and
who they put into chaises and on horses they found standing in the road.
They continued their retreat from
Charlestown with great precipita-
tion ; and notwithstanding their field pieces, our people continued the
ing at them until they got to
Charlestown neck, (which they reached a little
sunset) over which the enemy passed, proceeded up
Bunker's-Hill, and soon after-
wards went into the town, under the protection of the Somerset man
of war of
Lexington the enemy set fire to Deacon
Joseph's Loring's house and barn, Mrs.
Mulliken's house and shop, and Mr. Joshua
Ind's house and shop, which were all
consumed. The [They] also set fire to several other houses, but
our people extinguished
the flames. They
pillaged almost every house they passed by, breaking and des-
troying doors, windows, glasses, &c., and carrying off clothing and
effects. It appeared to be their design to burn and destroy all before them ;
nothing but our vigorous pursuit prevented their infernal purposes from being
in execution. But the savage barbarity exercised upon the bodies of our
nate brethren who fell, is almost incredible. Not content with shooting
unarmed, aged, and infirm, they disregarded the cries of the wounded, killed
without mercy, and mangling their bodies in the most shocking manner.
We have the pleasure to say, that notwithstanding the highest
given by the enemy, not one instance of cruelty, that we have heard of was
mitted by our victorious militia ; but, listened to the merciful
dictates of the chris-
tian [Christian] religion, they "breathed higher sentiments of humanity."
By an account of the loss of the enemy, said to have come from an officer of
of the men of war, it appears that sixty-three of the regulars, and forty-nine
were killed, and one hundred and three of both wounded : In all two
and fifteen. Lieut. Gould, of the fourth
regiment, who is wounded, and Lieut.
Potter, of the marines, and about twelve soldiers, are
Mr. James Howard and one of the regulars
discharged their pieces at the same
instant, and each killed the other.
The public most sincerely sympathize with the friends, and relations of our
ceased brethren, who gloriously sacrificed their lives in fighting for
the liberties of
their country. By their noble, intrepid conduct, in helping to defeat the
an ungrateful Tyrant, they have endeared their memories to the present
who will transmit their virtues down to the latest posterity.
The above account is the best we have been able to obtain. We can only
that the town of
Boston is now invested by a vast army of our brave
who have flown to our assistance from all quarters. GOD grant them
in the extirpation of our cruel and unnatural enemies.
nineteenth of April, was killed among others,
by the British troops, at
Menotomy, as he was courageously defending his
country's rights, the good,
the pious, and friendly Mr. DANIEL TOWNSEND of
Lynn-End. He was a constant
and ready friend to the poor and afflicted ; a good adviser in the case of
an able, mild, and sincere reprover of those who were out of the way. In
he was a friend to his country, a blessing to society, and an ornament to the
of which he was a member. He has left an amiable consort, and five young
ren, to bewail the loss.
Lie, valiant Townsend,
in the peaceful shades. -- We trust
Immortal honors mingle with thy dust.
What! tho' thy body struggled in the gore ;
So did thy Savior's body long before !
And as he rais'd his own by power divine ;
So the same power shall also quicken thine,
And in eternal glory mayst thou shine.
Thursday the twentieth past, the bodies of
eleven of the unfortunate persons
who fell in the battle, were collected together and buried at
And on Friday the bodies of Messrs.Henry Jacobs,
Samuel Cook, Ebenezer
Goldthwait, George Southwick, Benjamin Daland
Jun., Jotham Webb, and
Danvers, who were likewise slain fighting in the
OF LIBERTY AND THEIR COUNTRY, on the
nineteenth of April, were
spectfully interred among their friends in the different parishes
belonging to that
town, their corpse being attended to the place of interment by two companies
minute-men from this place, and a large concourse of people from this and
neighboring towns ; previous to that interment, an excellent and well adapted
was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Holt, of that place.
Same day, the remains of Messrs. Azel Porter and
Daniel Thompson, of
who also fell victims to tyranny, were decently interred at that place,
the grave by a multitude of persons who assmebled on the occasion from that and
the neighboring towns : Before they were interred, a very suitable sermon and
prayer was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Sherman.
Captain Thomas Knights, of the fifth regiment, died at
Boston the next day after
the engagement, of his wounds he received in the same. He was greatly
being esteemed one of the best officers among the King's troops.
Lieut. Hull, of the regulars, died of his wounds on
Wednesday last at the provin-
cial hospital : His remains were next day conveyed to
Charlestown, attended by a
company of provincials, and several officers of distinction, and there
delivered to the
General Gage. Twenty-three wounded soldiers lately died at the
Lieutenant Hawkshaw was wounded in the cheek, and it is
tho't will not recover.
Lieutenant Gore was wounded in the arm : About 12 other
officers are wounded.
We can assure the public, from the best authority, that our brethren, of all
colonies which we can yet have heard from, are firm and unshaken in their
ment to the common cause of
America ; and that they are now ready, with their
and fortunes, to assist us in defeating the cruel designs of our implacable
We have received no particulars of the transactions between General
the inhabitants of
Boston. It is certain that the people have
delivered up their arms ;
very few of them have, however been permitted to leave the town,
the promise of the General.
The following is a list of the Provincials who were KILLED and WOUNDED.
1* Mr. Robert Monroe,
2* Mr. Jonas Parker,
3* Mr. Samuel Hadley,
4* Mr. Jonathan Harrington,
5* Mr. Caleb Harrington,
6* Mr. Isaac Muzzy,
7* Mr. John Brown,
8 Mr. John Raymond,
9 Mr. Nathaniel Wyman,
10 Mr. Jedidiah Munroe.
1 Mr. John Robbins
2 Mr. John Tidd
3 Mr. Solomon Pierce
4 Mr. Thomas Winship
5 Mr. Nathan Parmer
6 Mr. Joseph Amee
7 Mr. Ebenezer Munroe
8 Mr. Francis Brown
9 Prince Easterbrooks
(a Negro Man)
11 Mr. Jason Russell
12 Mr. Jabez Wyman
13 Jason Winship
MISSING, (supposed to be on board one of the men of war)
Mr. Samuel Frost
Mr. Seth Russell
14 Deacon Haynes
15 Mr. -- Reed
16 Captain Miles
17 Captain Jonathan Willson
18 Captain Davis
19 Mr. -- Hosmer
20 Mr. James Howard
21* Mr. Azel Porter
22 Mr. Daniel Thompson
10 Mr. George Reed
11 Mr. Jacob Bacon
23 Mr. James Miller .
24 Captain William Barber's Son, aged
25 Isaac Gardiner, Esquire
26 Mr. John Hicks
27 Mr. Henry Putnam.
12 Mr. William Polly.
28 Mr. Abednego Ramsdell
29 Daniel Townsend
30 William Flint
31 Thomas Hadley
13 Mr. Joshua Felt
14 Mr. Timothy Munroe
32 Mr. Henry Jacobs
33 Mr. Samuel Cook
34 Mr. Ebenezer Goldthwait
35 Mr. George Southwick
36 Mr. Benjamin Dalland, jun.
37 Mr. Jotham Webb
38 Perley Putnam
15 Mr. Nathan Putnam
16 Mr. Dennis Wallis
39 Mr. Benjamin Pierce
40 -- Kennison
17 Mr. Samuel Woodbury
18 Mr. Nathaniel Cleaves
19 Mr. -- Hemmenway.
20 Mr. John Lane.
Those distinguished with this mark [*] were killed by the first fire
of the enemy.
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Of those WORTHIES who were slain in the
Battle of Concord,
April 19, 1775.
Aid me ye nine! my muse assist,
A sad tale to relate,
When such a number of brave men
Met their unhappy fate.
Lexington they met their foe
Completely all equipp'd,
Their guns & swords made glit'ring show,
But their base schemes were nipp'd.
Americans, go drop a tear
Where your slain brethren lay !
O ! mourn and sympathize for them !
O ! weep this very day !
What shall we say to this loud call
From the Almighty sent ?
It surely bids both great and small
Seek GOD's face and repent.
Words can't express the ghastly scene
That here presents to view,
When forty of our brave countrymen
Sure bid their friends adieu.
O ! think how awful it must seem,
To hear widows relent
Their husbands and their children
Who to their graves were sent.
The tender babes, nay those unborn,
O ! dismal cruel death !
To snatch their fondest parents dear,
And leave them thus bereft.
Lexington ! your loss is great !
Alas ! too great to tell ;
But justice bids me to relate
What to you has befell.
Ten of your hardy, bravest sons,
Some in their prime did fall ;
May we no more hear noise of guns,
To terrify us all.
Let's not forget the
So late in battle slain,
Their valor and their courage shown,
Upon this crimson'd plain.
Seven of your youthful sprightly sons
In the fierce fight were slain,
O ! may your loss be all made up,
And prove a lasting gain.
Medford's loss is great,
Though not like Acton's town,
Where three fierce military sons
Met their untimely doom.
A sore and heavy stroke,
In losing five of their townsmen
Who fell by a Tyrant's yoke.
Your loss I do bemoan,
Five your brave sons in dust doth lie,
Who late were in the bloom.
Have suffer'd most severe,
You miss five of your choicest chore,
On them let's drop a tear.
Concord, your Captain's fate rehearse,
His loss is felt severe,
Come, brethren, join with me in verse,
His mem'ry hence revere.
O ! 'Squire Gardiner's death we feel,
And sympathizing mourn,
Let's drop a tear when it we tell,
And view his hapless urn.
We sore regret poor Pierce's death,
A stroke to
Where tears did flow from every brow,
When the sad tidings come.
The groans of wounded, dying men,
Would melt the stoutest soul,
O ! how it strikes thro' every vein,
My flesh and blood runs cold.
May all prepare to meet their fate
At GOD's tribunal bar,
And may war's terrible alarm,
For death us now prepare.
Your country calls your far and near,
America's sons awake,
Your helmet, buckler, and your spear,
The LORD's own arm now make.
His shield will keep us from all harm,
Tho' thousands 'gainst us rise,
His buckler we must sure put on,
If we would win the prize.