April Morning

April Morning: Essay Q&A

What is the historical background of the Battle of Lexington and Concord? The Battle of Lexington and Concord also included the villages of Lincoln, Menotomy (now Arlington), and Cambridge, all near Boston. This was the beginning of armed conflict between Great Britain and its thirteen American colonies. The British General Gage sent 700 British army …

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April Morning: Chapter 8

Summary of Chapter 8: The Evening Adam walks back to his home and thinks back to when he played “Pontiac,” a sort of cowboys-and-Indians, as a child but knows it is too far away to recover that past and gives it up.At the house, many neighbors have come to visit and prepare food. His mother …

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April Morning: Chapter 7

Summary of Chapter 7: The AfternoonAs they march to the place where they want to trap the army, Adam remarks that it makes no sense that a group of farmers could carry out such a plan. Simmons says war never makes sense. He tells Adam they have declared themselves now and they are past arguments; …

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April Morning: Chapter 6

Summary of Chapter 6: The Midday The men enjoy a brief feeling of holiday at the muster at Ashley’s Pasture, as they are fed and rest, while they wait for others to arrive. Adam sees many friends from Lexington and realizes that fewer men died from his hometown than he had feared. Adam begins to …

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April Morning: Chapter 5

Summary of Chapter 5: The Forenoon Adam falls into an exhausted sleep in the smokehouse and is awakened by two soldiers speaking outside. He watches them through a crack. They discuss whether to burn the smokehouse down but decide not to because it is outside their orders. A third soldier calls them away to march. …

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