Monday, January 21, 2013

Lexington Common.... NY?


The Culpeper Minute Men were composed of 300 men from Orange, Culpeper and Fauquier Counties. Their Major was Thomas Marshall of Fauquier, who was John Marshall's father.  John Marshall was also in the unit and both resided in Fauquier along with Richard Henry Lee.  The town I grew up in from five on was Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia.  It was named Salem during the Late Unpleasantness, but changed to Marshall thereafter. A community of 600 when I was a child and but 1,200 now.  In the middle of Mosby Country and where he disbanded. Mosby Troop Disbandment Monument

In tribute to the brave men of Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier counties who helped establish our lasting heritage of Freedom and the identity we all share today

Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned.
Gun-range owners and gun-rights advocates are encouraging hundreds of thousands of owners to defy the law, saying it’d be the largest act of civil disobedience in state history.
“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.
Some folks in Albany apparently forgot how the American Revolution actually started.
The British decided they would try to learn exactly who had muskets, ball and powder -- and intended to confiscate same.  They sent a force to do exactly that, and were met by 70-odd Minutemen at Lexington Common, bearing arms.

The British ordered the Colonists to surrender their weapons.  The Colonists refused.
Nobody is quite sure who shot first, but that was the actual start of the American Revolution.

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