In the early hours of April 19, 1775, each Minuteman heard the pounding of horses and the insistent cry, "The regulars are out! The regular's are out!" Rose watched as her new husband jammed his legs into his breeches and yanked on his leather vest. He hammered down the stairs and grabbed his rifle, eager for battle. Was this finally the moment the militia had been waiting for? It was indeed.
Eight Americans died after the "shot heard round the world" rang out at Lexington. More Americans perished sniping at the retreating British. It was the beginning of a war that would leave many widows and many fatherless children. But it was the beginning of a war that was necessary, and everyone knew that sacrifices would have to be made to ensure the future of a brand new country. Would Rose's unborn baby have a loving father, or be left to toddle around a gravestone marker? Find out in
Revolutionary Rose: Boston Tea to Boston Free.