The Lexington Minuteman Statue by Debra Martz The Lexington Battle Green, also known as Lexington Common, is the historic town common of Lexington, Massachusetts. It was at this site that the opening shots of the Battles of Lexington and Concord were fired on April 19, 1775, starting the American Revolutionary War. The Lexington Minuteman is a life-size bronze figure of a colonial farmer with a musket by Boston sculptor Henry H. Kitson. Although called the “Minuteman”, it is meant to represent all the minutemen of the Lexington militia, local colonists who had volunteered to be first responders to military and other threats; ready to go in a minute's notice. The statue was unveiled on April 19, 1900, the 125th anniversary of the battle.