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The Road to Independence Rebellion that made a  new  nation The British pushed on to Concord.  The Americans had taken away most of the  munitions, but they destroyed whatever was left.  In the meantime, American forces in  the countryside had mobilized to harass the British on their long return to Boston. All  along the road, behind stone walls, hillocks, and houses, militiamen from "every  Middlesex village and farm" made targets of the bright red coats of the British soldiers.   By the time Gage’s weary detachment stumbled into Boston, it had suffered more than  250 killed and wounded. The Americans lost 93 men. The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10.  The  Congress voted to go to war, inducting the colonial militias into continental service.  It  appointed Colonel George Washington of Virginia as their commander-in-chief on June 
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