Welcome to The Lexington Minute Men
LMM Adjutant Notes
May 21, 2015
Schedule of Upcoming Events
1. May 29-31, 240th Anniversary Re-Enactment Battle of Bunker Hill Harvey Farm Epping, N.H.
FRIDAY - Camp Set up in the afternoon.
SATURDAY – the main event, BUNKER HILL. Artillery barrages and trench digging in the morning, bloody assaults in the afternoon.
SUNDAY – An alternate scenario – Crown Forces defend the trenches against a determined Colonial assault, reminiscent of Fort George at Castine, Maine during the 1779 Penobscot Expedition. This could also be a counterattack by Colonial Forces, in an attempt to retake the Charlestown peninsula.
· From the Boston area, take Route 95 north to NH 101 west, then NH 125 north. Proceed 0.7 mile, turning left onto Water Street. Go 0.3 mile and turn right onto Main Street. After 0.6 mile, Main merges with Elm and becomes Plumer. Continue on Plumer to Nottingham Square Road. Placards will direct you to the encampments and parking. Please see The Event link below for site layout. Look for the Crown or Colonial encampment entrances.
· From the west and north, take Route 93 to NH 101 east, then NH 125 north, as described above.
2. June Day, June 1st, Faneuil Hall Armory, CAR POOL 10:30 from St. B’s
Ancient & Honorable Artillery Co. of Ma.
Dress uniform, Lunch 11:00, Faneuil Hall, parade to Boston Common start @ 12:30. Dinner jacket/tie to follow @ Weston Copley Hotel
Music (one drum & fife)
Colors: *full complement
Patriots' Day in Lexington
Patriots' Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. Since 1969 this day has been observed on the third Monday in April.
In 2015, Patriots' Day will be observed on Monday April 20, 2015. The re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington will be held on the Lexington Green starting at 5:30am, the time of the original battle. This year the Patriot's Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 20th starting at 2pm.
The Dress Rehearsal for the Battle of Lexington reenactment will be Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm on the Battle Green, Lexington Center. This is the dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day reenactment of the skirmish of April 19. 1775. Rain date: Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 pm
Patriots' Day is observed over a period of days before, on, and after the third Monday in April, with The Lexington Minute Men involved in the re-enactment and the Patriots' Day Parade. In Lexington we celebrate this day in high fashion with the reenactment of the Battle accompanied by civic events both before and after the reenactment. It is traditionally the beginning of the year for tourist activities in Lexington.
An excellent listing of all of the day's events in Lexington can be found at the Lexington Historical Society's Patriots' Day in Lexington web page. Here is the official list of activities from the Town Of Lexington Celebrations Committee of the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington Patriots’ Day Weekend. A listing of all of the events in the communities surrounding the Battle Road can be found on the Boston Discovery website.
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We are currently recruiting new members for The Lexington Minute Men. Come and discover the fun and comradeship we share in volunteering to honor America's Revolutionary History through re-enactments, drills, and parades. Click for more information.
Featured Minute Man
John Chandler was born in Concord, MA on Nov 26, 1731 to Samuel and Dinah Chandler. He was the oldest son and second oldest child. He grew up in the part of Concord that became Lincoln . This seems clear, because when he married Beulah Merriam in 1757 he had been a resident of Lincoln for only 3 years. Beulah Merriam was from Lexington and after their marriage John Chandler settled in Lexington. He became a farmer and a prominent member of the community.
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