On April 19, 1775 shots were fired at Lexington Green starting the revolutionary war. Nobody can seem to agree on who fired the first shot. Each account written by witnesses about what happened is different in itís own way. According to the evidence presented, the only sensible answer to this two hundred and twenty-five-year-old mystery is that the colonists must have fired first. The diary entry by Lieutenant John Barker, a British officer, is very strong
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answer is that the colonists fired the first shots of the revolutionary war. The diary entry of Lieutenant John Barker is unlikely to be untrue, because of the fact that he is writing it to himself. The report written by Major Pitcairn also points towards the colonists. The similarities between these two documents along with fact that the colonists would be extremely nervous, it is clear that the colonists wee the ones to fire first.