Emile Ndikuriyo Block A 9/20/2018
The British army led by Lieutenant Barker was terrorizing the towns people or Lexington. In my opinion I believe that the British gave off the first shot. My first reason, the towns people were leaving the scene when the British arrived at Lexington as stated in Mulliken’s document. Second, the soldiers were wild. In Barkers diary, He says that they went wild and wouldn’t listen to his orders. Lastly, The British soldiers were annoyed and agitated from having to march all the way to Lexington early in the morning.
“Some of our company were coming to the Green, and others had reached it, at which time, the company began to disperse”, The towns people were leaving the scene as the British arrived. The British claim to have been fired at first but how could they have been fired at if the people were already leaving the area as they arrived. In Both documents, it was not said the British soldiers were killed during the encounter at Lexington so this can back up the idea that the minute men were indeed leaving the area as the British arrived.
The British soldiers were also out of control and wild as they arrived. “Upon with our men without any orde...