Paul Revere

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Paul Revere


Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride".



1770: In 1770 Revere purchased a house on North Square in Boston's North End.

1775: When British Army activity on April 7, 1775, suggested the possibility of troop movements, Joseph Warren sent Revere to warn the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, then sitting in Concord, the site of one of the larger caches of Patriot military supplies.

1776: Upon returning to Boston in 1776, Revere was commissioned a major of infantry in the Massachusetts militia in that April, and transferred to the artillery a month later.

1792: Beginning in 1792 he became one of America's best-known bell casters, working with sons Paul Jr. and Joseph Warren Revere in the firm Paul Revere & Sons.

1800: Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.

1801: The copper works founded in 1801 continues today as the Revere Copper Company, with manufacturing divisions in Rome, New York and New Bedford, Massachusetts.

about Paul Revere

  • Born: Jan 01, 1735 · North End, MA
  • Died: May 10, 1818 · Boston, MA
  • Children: Joseph Warren Revere (Son) · Lucy Revere (Daughter) · Paul Revere Jr. (Son) · John Revere (Son) · Mary Revere (Daughter)

    · Joshua Revere (Son) · Sarah Revere (Daughter) · Deborah Revere (Daughter) · Harriet Revere (Daughter) · Elizabeth Revere (Daughter) · Maria Revere (Daughter) · Isanna Revere (Daughter) · Frances Revere

  • Parents: Deborah Hitchborn · Apollos Rivoire
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Probably what most people know him for, the famous “Midnight Ride” of Paul Revere, occurred on the night of April 18 or early morning of April 19, 1775. Revere, along with two other messengers were sent to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the movements of the British Army. Revere set out to accomplish his task, and along the way he risked himself by warning other patriots, and encouraging them to spread the message that the British were coming. Several of those Revere warned also rode on horseback to deliver warnings of their own. This meant that during the night nearly 40 riders were spreading the message of the movement of the British army, and preparing the patriots to fight. The reason this midnight ride is so well remembered is because of the magnitude of the message, and the results of it being delivered properly.

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