Historic Events

The first overt act of Shrewsbury in the Revolutionary War was to send delegates to the first Provincial Congress, holden at Concord October 11, 1774. 

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The regulators, as Daniel Shays' men were called, controlled the action of Shrewsbury with irresistible majorities.

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According to the "Record of our Soldiers," kept by the town clerk of Shrewsbury, this town furnished one hundred and forty-seven volunteers.