1. Siege of Boston

    The Siege of Boston (19 April 1775 to 17 March 1776) was the first major military operation of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). After the first shots were fired at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, American colonial militias laid siege to Boston, Massachusetts, whi
  2. ‘Boston Harbor a Teapot Tonight’: The Revolutionary Act, 250 Years On

    By Dave Kindy John Hicks made it home well after midnight on that chilly December night in 1773. Not wanting to wake his wife—and thus incur her wrath—he quietly entered his house in Cambridge, Mass., gingerly removed his boots and silently crept up to bed. Recommended for you The n
  3. Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were engagements fought between British regular soldiers and militia from the colony of Massachusetts on 19 April 1775. The British troops were on their way to seize military supplies stored in the town of Concord when they were confronted by