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'American Insurgents' fired first shots of Revolutionary War

Common men — and some women, too — set the stage and paved the path that led to the Revolutionary War and America's independence from England.

Published: July 7, 2010
Sometimes we view early American patriots as a small group of learned men strutting around in their fancy pants and with lace around their necks, making eloquent speeches urging independence from England. Not to diminish from that image, but there's more to the story.
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