Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1860.
Paul Revere’s House
Paul Revere was born in late December of 1734.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War The Boston Tea Party
Paul Revere was a member of the Sons of Liberty.
The Sons of Liberty dumped the tea from the ships into the Boston Harbor because they were mad about the taxes.
The British army moved into Boston.
The Sons of Liberty Flag
The British soldiers invaded by sea crossing the Charles River.
Paul Revere is most famous for riding through the town of Lexington warning the minutemen that “the Regulars are coming”.
Paul Revere was a silversmith, messenger, and engraver.
During the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned in the Massachusetts militia and became the Lieutenant Colonel of artillery stationed at Castle William defending the Boston Harbor.
Paul Revere was married twice.
He was married to Sarah Orne and had six living children.
He then married Rachel Walker and had five more living children.
After the War, Paul Revere became an iron and brass metal caster. He made church bells.