The Battle of Lexington Reenactment-The Shot Heard Round the World

Camp Constitution Press attended the annual reenactment of the Battle of Lexington.  The original battle took place on Lexington Green on April 19, 1775.  The event is reenacted by the Lexington Minutemen and His Majesty’s Tenth Foot Regiment on Patriots Day April 18.  The reenactment draws thousands of people  from around the country who brave the early morning cold to watch this historically accurate event.  One of the more moving scenes of the reenactment is the death of Minuteman Jonathan Harrington who dies across from the green in his wife’s arms.  The original home  is still standing.  One of the Lexington Minutemen, Charlie Price, portrays Prince Estabrook, a slave and member of the Lexington Minutemen, who was wounded during the battle.

After the battle, the Lexington Minutemen regroup and march to the cemetery a short distance from the Lexington Green to honor the fallen Minutemen buried in the cemetery.  Camp Constitution videotaped the events: