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  • Who Was Paul Revere and Why Should You Care?

    02/20/2017 12:19:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    PragerU ^ | February 20, 2017 | Eric Metaxas
    Do you know who Paul Revere is? He is one of America's key historical figures. Want to know what he did? Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 bestselling author, shares the remarkable story.
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/16/2016 8:13:52 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    DC Gazette ^ | 07.29.2014 | Ed Schriber Col. USMC (Ret.)
    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as criminals, issued an executive order...
  • Girl bravely rides to warn Colonials

    06/11/2009 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2009 | Peter Cliffe
    Revere thoroughly deserves his place in American history, but another courageous American has been ill-served by those who write books about the Revolutionary War. Revere was 40 at the time of his journey, but she was a girl of 16. Born at Patterson, Putnam County, N.Y., on April 5, 1761, she was the eldest of 12 children born to Henry and Abigail Ludington. On the stormy night of April 26, 1777, she is said to have been putting her younger siblings to bed when the family had a visitor. Close to exhaustion, a messenger had come to tell her father...
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncan’s involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • The Midnight Ride of Sybil Luddington (video)

    03/21/2016 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2016 | Wild Bill for America
    Sixteen year old Sybil Luddington was a hero of the Revolutionary War.....as revolution number two shapes up, we could learn some lessons from our ancestors.
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2016 9:15:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 28 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride.
  • It's 1774 all over again. How are your logistics?

    12/31/2015 1:25:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12/31/15 | Dutchman6
    Stoodley's Tavern, Portsmouth NH, as it appears today. Here, on 13 December 1774, after a miserable day's ride of 65 miles through a snowstorm, is where Paul Revere delivered the news of British troop movements which led to the seizure by local patriots of the powder and arms at Fort William and Mary. Politico promises us that: "Obama set to unveil curbs on gun sellers: Executive actions expected next week will be part of the president's new year push to make progress on long-stalled problems before the 2016 presidential election heats up."In addition, we are told -- "Coming Soon:...
  • This day in History,The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,April 18,1775,in his own words.

    04/18/2007 7:02:13 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 808+ views
    Massachusetts Historical Society ^ | 4/18/07 | Paul Revere Letter to Jeremy Belknap [1798]
    A LETTER FROM COL. PAUL REVERE TO THE CORRESPONDING SECRETARY [Jeremy Belknap] Dear Sir, Having a little leisure, I wish to fullfill my promise, of giving you some facts, and Anecdotes, prior to the Battle of Lexington, which I do not remember to have seen in any history of the American Revolution. In the year 1773 I was imployed by the Select men of the Town of Boston to carry the Account of the Destruction of the Tea to New-York; and afterwards, 1774, to Carry their dispatches to New-York and Philadelphia for Calling a Congress; and afterwards to Congress, several...
  • Searching For Paul Revere

    07/03/2010 5:41:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 1+ views
    CE ^ | July 3, 2010 | G. Tracy Mehan, III
    Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five; Who remembers that famous day and year. Other than recalling a fragment of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s wonderful, if historically inaccurate poem, many Americans, myself included, do not know much more about Paul Revere, the man, and his ride through Middlesex county to alert the countryside on the movement, in force, of British Regulars in the direction of Lexington.The British aimed to snatch John Hancock and Sam Adams before moving on to Concord to seize a large cache of...
  • Paul Revere's Ride (Tomorrow in History- 4/18/1775)

    04/17/2014 7:01:00 PM PDT · by One Name · 34 replies
    Poets.org ^ | 12/18/1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 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...
  • Paul Revere's Ride....April 18, 1775

    04/18/2004 7:29:39 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies · 3,437+ views
    Dave & Kelly Kleber's main page ^ | unknown | Dave & Kelly Kleber
    Paul Revere's Ride The primary goal of the Brittish regulars was to aprehend the leaders of the opposition, Sam Adams and John Hancock. There secondary goal was, to disarm the populace along the way. Here's the whole story of Paul Revere's ride: Revere confronted 2 British regulars manning a road block as he headed north across Charlestown Neck. As he turned around, the regulars gave chase and he eluded them. He then continued on to Lexington, to the home of Jonas Clarke where Sam Adams and John Hancock were staying. There, his primary mission was fulfilled when he notified Adams...
  • This Day in History,April 18,1775;REVERE AND DAWES RIDE: "One if by land,and two if by sea;"

    04/17/2005 9:58:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 1,332+ views
    various | 4/17/05 | various
    In Massachusetts, British troops march out of Boston on a mission to confiscate the Patriot arsenal at Concord and to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington. As the British departed, Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from the city to warn Adams and Hancock and rouse the Patriot minutemen.A system of signals and word-of-mouth communication set up by the colonists was effective in forewarning American volunteer militia men of the approach of the British troops.Around 5 a.m., 700 British troops under Major John Pitcairn arrived at the...
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    04/17/2012 3:26:39 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 11 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | April 15, 2012 | smithsk
    The Shot heard around the World! This phrase has come to represent the beginning of many historical events - like the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). And its genesis can be traced to Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn - "Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world ..." Emerson words immortalized the American Minutemen resistance to the British forces back in 1775, as the British were on a mission to seize and destroy the American militia ammunition and weapons. Emerson's poem marks the Battle of Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775), the start of...
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    04/18/2002 8:46:28 AM PDT · by michigander · 11 replies · 13,133+ views
    The Paul Revere House ^ | 1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Paul Revere's Ride 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...
  • April 19: Freedom’s Birthday

    04/19/2006 6:51:32 AM PDT · by Irontank · 53 replies · 1,615+ views
    Americans revere a great number of dates that hold special significance for their culture and history. The Fourth of July, Veterans Day, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. — a quick glance through any calendar provides numerous other examples. Yet the one day of most importance, to both the nation and its culture, is the one that is conspicuously absent from any mention of notable historical dates. No parades honor the fallen; no speeches in Congress remind us of their deeds; no wreaths are laid; no moments of silence requested. On this sacred date no president will stand on...
  • Revisiting Lexington

    02/18/2003 8:08:29 PM PST · by Mulder · 31 replies · 927+ views
    self ^ | February 18, 2003 | self
    Many Americans recognize Lexington as the place where “the shot fired around the world” ignited the American Revolution, but few Americans are knowledgeable of the details. For instance, what would compel the residents of a small Massachusetts town to stand against a considerably larger group of British soldiers? Just who were these 77 patriots who made the decision to line up on the Lexington Green on the morning of April 19, 1775? Arthur B. Tourtellot answers these and other questions in his 300-page book “Lexington and Concord”. I have summarized some of his salient points into a brief narrative describing...
  • Patriots' Day: Battles of Lexington and Concord -1775- "The Shot Heard 'Round The World"

    04/19/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 19, 2011
    Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World."  wpi.eduDepartment of Military Science - Worcester Polytechnic Institute On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord - April 19, 1775

    02/11/2002 2:52:11 PM PST · by 45Auto · 31 replies · 4,941+ views
    On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed a relief column under the command of Lord Hugh Percy to leave 6 hours after the main column. In an attempt at secrecy he did not tell his officers his plan until the last minute. The problem with his security measures were ...
  • The Shot Heard 'Round the World'(April 19, 1775)

    04/19/2008 9:45:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies · 57+ views
    It's been 233 years since a scared but determined group of Massachusetts militiamen stood on the village green in Lexington and faced off with British regulars who had entered the town searching for powder and ball. No one knows who fired the first shot but the result was tragic. Eight militiamen were killed and 10 wounded in the first pitched battle of the Revolution. No one could have forseen what would ensue over the coming years; independence, hardship, civil war, and the final victory at Yorktown. But there is little doubt that as a result of British oppression in Massachusetts,...