Thomas Feisenden First Shot Analysis

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The first shot of the battle was fired by the British according to the accounts of the sworn testimony of Thomas Fessenden, and the diary of Alice Stearns Abbot. As Thomas Fessenden states, the first was fired by the British because he witnessed 3 British officers on horseback approach a gathered group of colonists and called,” Disperse you rebels.” He saw the 2nd British officer fire into the crowd. This account is reliable because his account is a sworn testimony and when it’s sworn you can’t lie. As the official testimony and written down oath of John Parker, commander of the militia in Lexington states, the first shot was fired by the British because He was the Commander so he was in charge and witnessed and participated in the actions.
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