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Battle of Lexington #245475

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) Report on 201st anniversary of Battle of Lexington.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lexington, Massachusetts) Each April 19th for several years, Bob Schwartz has played the role of a British officer in 1775 at Lexington and Concord. British marched on rebel arsenal at Concord. Yankees knew ahead of time that British were coming and waited for them. William Dawes and Paul Revere mentioned. Battle reenactment shown. 8 Americans killed; British soldier hurt. British marched on to Concord. Redcoats died in later battle at Concord, "by the rude bridge that arched the flood." [NOTE: This quote, attributed to Lowell, is actually from Emerson's poem "Concord Hymm."]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Osgood, Charles

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