Against all Odds in History

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This is quite the week in history. On April 19th a shot rang out,  fired by no one knows whom. It echoes down history as long as America lasts, as the “shot heard round the world”. One of the men who heard it was Captain Samuel Whittemore, here is a bit about him:

His fellow minuteman started firing at the oncoming British Grenadiers of the 47th Regiment of Foot, falling back to reload, then firing again. Sam waited. Finally, when the column was directly in front of him, he stood and fired his musket. A grenadier fell dead. He drew his two pistols, firing both at almost point blank range. Another grenadier fell dead, a third fell mortally wounded. The British soldiers were on top of him, he had not the time to reload his musket or pistols, so drawing his sword, he started flailing away at the bayonet wielding soldiers. A…

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