Who were the minutemen?

The minutemen were a group of volunteer soldiers who fought for the American Colonies against the British during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), they were soldiers who were ready to take up arms at a minutes notice. The minutemen were actually trained before the war began, they are most well known for the battles at Lexington and Concord, on the 19th of April, 1775- marking the beginning of the war. The great American patriot, Paul Revere, had alerted the minutemen when the British troops (known back then as redcoats) began to advance. After the battles of Lexington and Concord (which saw the fatalities of 250 British and 90 American soldiers), the Revolutionary War had began.

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