National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Where New England Meets the Sea © National Geogral)pic Society hKolactlrolncO Y li. Anonl.llny iet\\ "The Minuteman," Lexington Green, Marks a Famous Battle of the American Revolution Here militia fought the British, April 19, 1775. Capt. John Parker ordered militiamen: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." Another statue at Concord bears Emerson's words: "Here once the embattl'd farmers stood, and fired the shot heard round the world."