Paul Revere


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was an American patriot who, in 1775, carried news to Lexington of the approach of the British. He warned the patriot leaders, Samuel Adams and Johh Hancock of their danger and called the citizens of the countryside to arms. This was the inspirations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "'s Ride". (Martin 266-267) In 1175, King George III instructed General Thomas Gage, the British commander in chief in Massachusetts, to enforce order among the rebellious colonist. Gage then orders Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to move to Concord with a detachment of 700 men. Once there they were to destroy supplies and arrest Adams and Hancock for Treason. ...

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borrowed a horse and left Boston around 10 p.m. He arrived in Lexington at midnight. Around 1 a.m. Revere Dawes, and Dr. Samuel Prescott left for Concord. On their way they were surprised by the British Calvary patrol. Prescoot and Dawes escaped, but Revere was captured. Only Prescoot got to Concord. Revere was released, without his horse, and returned to 1 Lexington. There he joined Adams and Hancock, and they fled to safety in Burlington. Revere returned to Lexington to rescue valuable papers in Hancock's trunk. On April 19, when the British arrived in Lexington they found the minutemen waiting. "'s Ride" was published 88 years after the actual event. Longfellow suggests that we are dealing with the stuff of a legend. Although, the poem is close to the actual event, there are a few differences. The poem suggests that Revere will be awaiting the signal outside of Boston. However, it was Revere who brought word to Newman that the British were coming by water. Revere left Boston ...

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