of the soldiers was killed and the other was wounded.
The Lexington-Concord Battle Road (Concord Chamber of
a half hour later, a boy, hatchet in hand, had crossed the bridge to join the
force of Americans.As he went by, the
wounded soldier was sitting up and trying to raise himself to his knees.Whereupon the boy, doubtless under the spell
of the exciting action that had just taken place and possibly fearing the
soldier meant to do him harm, decided to finish the unfortunate victim by
sinking the sharp blade of his weapon into his skull.
troops of Captain Parsons returning from Barrett’s farm, seeing the corpse thus
mangled and bloody, originated accounts of exaggerated barbarism and
cruelty.It soon became popular in England to believe
that the Rebels, in Indian fashion, scalped and cut off the ears of their
identity of the “boy” was likely Ammi White, a 20 or 21 year old minute man in
the Concord Minute Man Company.
Nichipor (a former park ranger) identified the three privates killed at NorthBridge as belonging
to the Light Infantry company of the 4th Regiment of Foot: