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I’m looking at the totality of the series of events, not each action on a standalone basis (and the day included more than those two engagements) with the key point being that the ordinary farmers, craftsmen, and shopkeepers of Massachusetts stood up to and won the day against the Redcoats, something that the Redcoats in all their arrogance thought could not be done. The symbolism remains powerful to this day.

A can-hardly-put-it-down book that tells the full story of April 19, 1775 is: