The Account of Lieutenant John Barker

Light Company, His Majesty's 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

From his diary, later published (first in 1876) as The British in Boston, being the daily diary of Lt. John Barker of the King's Own Regiment from November 15, 1774 to May 31, 1776.

"We waited a considerable time there, and at length proceeded on our way to Concord, which we then learnt was our destination, in order to destroy a magazine of stores collected there. We met with no interruption till within a mile or two of the town, where the country people had occupied a hill which commanded the road. The Light Infantry were ordered away to the right and ascended the height in one line, upon which the Yankies quitted it without firing, which they did likewise for one or two more successively..."

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An officer of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot(1776-1780)