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wounded in the ankle at Concord, was proceeding in a chaise to Boston when he was captured by the old men of Menotomy. In Medford he wrote, I am now treated with the greatest humanity and taken all possible care of. He remained as captive and guest with the Brookses until his wound was healed and he was exchanged. In addition to the minutemen there were many embattled farmers who must have passed through Medford to the fight. Lieut. Frederick Mackenzie,A British Fusileer, edited by Allen French. who has given the only contemporary account of the battle, and who was in the Welsh Fusileers, reports that many farmers rode within a short distance of the fighting, tied their horses and crept near enough to the moving column to get in a few shots and then went back to their horses, rode along again until they came abreast the column, dismounted, hitched, fired, and returned, repeating the same tactics until their ammunition was exhausted. The characters are historic, and patterned