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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:13 pm 
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Ammi Cutter (1733-1795) , a miller and farmer, of Menotomy, (now Arlington) Massachusetts.

Ammi Cutter is Karen's (Arubamama) sixth great grandfather.

Ammi Cutter's actions were crucial to much of what happened in Menotomy on April 19, 1775.

In his early forties Ammi Cutter was reportedly exempt due to his age along with other older men from marching off to confront the Redcoats at Lexington and Concord. Instead, he and a group of “exempts,” some of them war veterans, stayed in Menotomy and ambushed a British convoy carrying supplies to the British troops retreating from the battles at Lexington and Concord.

Ammi had planted about fifty old rusty muskets under a stone wall, with their muzzles directed toward the road. As the supply wagons arrived opposite this battery, the muskets were discharged, and eight horses, together with some soldiers, were sent out of existence. The remaining soldiers escorting the supply convoy ran to a pond and plunging their muskets into the water, surrendered themselves to an old woman, called Mother Barberick, who was at that time digging roots in an adjacent field.

The "Old Men of Menotomy" took the British troops prisoner and took possession of all their arms, stores and provisions, without any loss on our side.

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Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Very cool! I seem to recall that you and I talked about this some ago?

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wow i love these stories.

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Living in MA my whole, I love these kinds of history stories from this area. Very cool that you've been able to trace family back that far Richard.

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