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1729, Jul 131775, Sep 17
an American colonial farmer, mechanic, soldier, and colonial militia officer who commanded the Lexington, Patriot, colonial militia at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. Parker and his men participated in the subsequent Siege of Boston. He was unable to serve in the Battle of Bunker Hill in June, and died of tuberculosis on September 17, 1775, aged 45.[
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04/19/1775-70 armed Massachusetts militiamen stand face to face on Lexington Green with the British advance guard. Minutemen Captain John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon . An unordered 'shot heard around the world' begins the American Revolution.
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Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here.
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