April 15, 2013
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Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff
Reenactors waited in the predawn on the Battle Green for the 238th Anniversary reenactment of the first day of the American War for Independence.
The British soldiers arrived on the Battle Green as the sun rose above the Minuteman statue.
Smoke from muskets filled the air as British soldiers marched back over the dead and wounded Minute Men after engaging in battle.
After the reenactment members of the Lexington Minute Men fired guns in honor of those fallen.
British fire on the Minute Men on the Battle Green.
Minute Men loaded and shot their muskets as they fought British soldiers.
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Reenactors waited with guns at the ready in the predawn on the Battle Green.
Minute Men and the British fired on each other during the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington.
Joleen Ricci, 11, of Bedford ran to find her father, who played John Tidd, who was wounded on the Battle Green.
Quinn, 8, and Joleen Ricci, 11, of Bedford comforted “John Tidd,” played by their father, Peter Ricci, who lay wounded after the British and Minute Men fought.
A member of the Lexington Minute Men waited on the Battle Green as the sun rose in Lexington.