National History: The Midnight Ride

Posted on: April 18, 2019
Tags: history, America, Revolutionary War, 1775
Midnight Ride

Today, in 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes embark on their Midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington to warn the patriots. Yes, there were two of them, no matter what Henry told you... In Lexington, they where joined by Samuel Prescott and continued to Concord before being captured by a British patrol. Two others would also later make historic rides; Israel Bissell and Sybil Ludington.
Exactly eight years later, in 1783, the Revolutionary War came to a close.

Certainly made your American History test a little easier. You only had to remember one month and day! April 18th!