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In this new volume he combines alluring historic photographs with a fresh and engaging narrative that examines the essence of Lexington both before and long after that famous April morning. Please wait while your product is added to the cart.
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Making of America. Estabrook was wounded in the shoulder at the opening battle of the war in Lexington when the British major John Pitcairn marched upon the city on 19 April at around A.
Pitcairn's platoon was actually on its way to Concord but needed to march through Lexington. Upon arriving in Lexington, the British noticed that approximately seventy minutemen, including Estabrook, were lined up on the common.
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Captain John Parker reportedly told his men not to fire at the British, since the minutemen were so vastly outnumbered, but he also ordered them not to retreat. Though the minutemen were ordered not to shoot, they did not lower their weapons, and when a shot rang out the shooter remains a mystery , the British charged the Lexington militia. During the fight Estabrook was shot in the shoulder, eight colonists were killed, and fifty-one other members of the company suffered injuries.
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Later that afternoon, after what was aptly described as a massacre in both colonial and British newspapers on the part of the British, Major John Pitcairn marched his troops onward to Concord, and Captain John Parker's remaining men followed soon after. Because of his injury, Estabrook was unable to take part in the Battle of Concord, but according to Alice Hinkle, he was back in action by June The Battle of Lexington, later collectively referred to as the Battle of Lexington and Concord, remains significant because it marked the beginning of the American Revolution.
Furthermore, Estabrook could not have been killed during the Battle of Lexington and Concord since in July he responded to a call for soldiers in northern Massachusetts. Pompey Blackman and Estabrook were the only African American members of this band of seventy-three privates.
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Soon after Benjamin Estabrook died in , Prince moved to Ashby, Massachusetts, where he would live for the rest of his life, with Benjamin Estabrook's youngest son, Nathan. There is some speculation that Prince may have lived in a small house owned by Nathan Estabrook in Ashby along the road to New Ipswich and that he may have had a wife, but public records do not confirm this. Little else is known of Estabrook's life after he moved to Ashby.
The acknowledgement of Prince Estabrook's role in the American Revolutionary War, and the many others like him, by the U.
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War Department stands as proof of the important role that African Americans played in the formation of the United States as an independent nation. Further Reading Fraden, Dennis Brindell. Hinkle, Alice M. Related Papers. Revolutionizing history education: Using augmented reality games to teach histories.
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