Paul Revere's ride

The story of a brave man

Paul Revere's background

Paul Revere was a noble man who lived during the Revolutionary war. the night before the British attacked, Revere had a plan. he told the local "sons of liberty" to hang one lantern in the church tower if they will come by land and hang two if they will come by sea.

Revere rowed to Charles Town and waited for the signal. then suddenly he saw a light coming from the tower, he borrowed a friends horse and rode to Cambridge., then to Lexington stopping at every house.

Revere had to warn to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them before it was too late.

as he approached the house where Adams and Hancock were staying, a sentry asked him that he must not make much noise. "NOISE!" he cried his tone agitated, "You'll have enough noise enough before long. the regulars are coming out!" After delivering his message, Revere was joined by a second rider, William Dawes, who had been sent out on the same errand by a different route. Deciding on their own to continue on to Concord, Massachusetts, where weapons and supplies where hidden, Revere and Dawes were joined by a third rider, Dr. Samuel Prescott. soon after, all three were arrested by British patrol. Prescott escaped almost immediately, and Dawes soon after. Revere was held for some time and then released. left without a horse, Revere returned to Lexington in time to witness part of the battle on the Lexington green.

the battle of Lexington

Paul Revere was held captive. when they let him go, he got to witness the raging battle of Lexington.