There are three British soldiers buried at Lexington, Mass. British military records indicate they were all privates in the 4th Regiment missing after the North Bridge fight with the Minutemen.
So what exactly happened in April of 1775? Ralph Waldo Emerson himself explains:
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood;
And fired the shot heard round the world.