240 years ago, General Thomas Gage was putting the finishing touches on his next powder raid. His orders from the king were to quell the rebellion and bring the colonies into compliance. His plan was to confiscate the provisional powder stored in Concord about 20 miles outside of Boston. The longboats of the HMS Somerset are in the water. Officers have been dispatched to stop any alarm riders. These are the last few hours of peace. Tomorrow night, a silver-smith named Paul Revere will make another ride along the countryside declaring 'the redcoats are coming!' 14,000 colonists will answer the call. By Sunday night - we will no longer be loyal British subjects but American's. April 19th, 1775 at a little place called Meriam's corner, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon the first shots of the American Revolutionary War are fired.