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At the North Bridge in Concord, approximately 400 militiamen engaged 100 regulars from three companies of the King's troops at about am, resulting in casualties on both sides.
The outnumbered regulars fell back from the bridge and rejoined the main body of British forces in Concord.
The accumulated militias then blockaded the narrow land accesses to Charlestown and Boston, starting the Siege of Boston.
Ralph Waldo Emerson describes the first shot fired by the Patriots at the North Bridge in his "Concord Hymn" as the "shot heard round the world".
Gage's plan was to avoid conflict by removing military supplies from Whig militias using small, secret, and rapid strikes.