Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson Part three of a series on militia in the American Revolution. Go here and here to read the previous posts in the series.
In the first post in this series on militia in the American Revolution, which may be read here, we looked at American militia in the Colonial period. In the years following the French and Indian War, as Great Britain and
I have misused the king’s press damnably. I have got, in exchange of a hundred and fifty soldiers, three hundred and odd pounds. I press me none but good house-holders, yeoman’s sons; inquire me out contracted bachelors, such as had