For a story of the battle, and why the National Guard considers this part of its history, check out this story by Amelia Meyer at the National Guard Educational Foundation. The phrase, “shot heard ’round the world,” was first heard on July 4, 1837, at the dedication of the Concord monument.
- Teachers, of course you remember to tie this battle to the Battle of Lexington, and to the “Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (though it was written in 1860, and was meant to be a call to arms for the abolition of slavery), and to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn,” written for the dedication of the monuments at Concord and Lexington.
- U.S. Army history of the two battles
- Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775 — at Today in History, American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress