FIRST SHOTS FIRED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: JOSEPH TALCOTT HANDWRITTEN DOC SIGNED, "J. Talcott, Treas.", one page, 8.25 x 4.5, June 21,1764, Hartford, a handwritten receipt for a bill of exchange ( Bills of Exchange are similar to checks and promissory notes) "for March bills of 1762" totaling 3188.8.131.52 pounds, by an officer at the Battle of Lexington in 1775, at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Horizontal fold (lightly touching ottom edge of signature; short edge separations) and a touch of mild soiling, otherwise in fine condition.
Joseph Talcott (1728-89) was an American soldier, listed in the Lexington Alarm List from the town of Coventry, who served as a lieutenant in the Battle of Lexington. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge. They marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in America. Eight Lexington men were killed, and ten were wounded. The only British casualty was a soldier who was wounded in the thigh. Talcott later served in the Rhode Island Campaign under Col. Obadiah Johnson.