This is reprinted from a series of articles I used to write for the 741st MI BN newsletter. This was the first article of that series, which started on the 4th of July, somewhere around 1994. - Cutter

The shot that was heard around the world. That was what they called the beginning of the resistance to the opposing invasion. A corrupt and cruel government had been imposing crippling taxes and stilting the trade of its colonies, all without the consent of their legislatures. Many in the colonies had decided that they weren't going to take it anymore. But some were still undecided about independence.