(Old) North Bridge / Concord River Bridge
Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale)
Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF
Laser engraved details
3 piece design – easy to transport & store!
Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted
Measures approx. L 16-3/4” x W 2-3/4” x H 2-1/4” / 420mm x 70mm x 55mm
Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com!
In 1775, five companies of Minutemen and five of non-Minuteman militia occupied a hill near the bridge with groups of other men streaming in, totaling about 400 against the British light infantry companies from the 4th, 10th, and 43rd Regiments of Foot under Captain Walter Laurie, a force totaling about 90-95 men. The British retreated across the river and the two sides faced each other across the North Bridge.
A brief exchange of fire ensued which saw the first instance of Americans firing to deadly effect on British regulars, after which the British retreated. Ralph Waldo Emerson, positing that world history pivoted at that moment (an assertion that is disputed, as earlier events at Lexington Battle Green could be termed the true opening of the battle), called the first shot of this skirmish the "shot heard round the world" in his 1837 poem "Concord Hymn".