John Parker was a captain leading the Massachusetts militia in the battle of Lexington. When the British commander ordered the militia to lay down their arms and disperse, it was reported that John Parker said: Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. …


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