|Revere family seal|
|Paul Revere House in Boston|
|Depiction of Revere's ride by N. C. Wyeth|
With the increasing presence of British troops in New England, the colonists began to prepare for possible armed conflict. They collected arms and ammunition in small town armories and developed a militia who became known as the Minute Men because of their commitment to mobilize at a moment’s notice. On April 14, 1775 British General Gates received orders to move into the countryside to disarm the colonials and seize weapons stores.
|"One if by land...." Work by contemporary artist David Dibble|
|Location of Paul Revere's capture by the British on the way to Concord|
|Your blogger on Lexington Green|
|Nighttime view of the Paul Revere statue in Boston with the Old North Church in the background|
|Crafty Revere Teapot at the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Revere late in life as painted by Gilbert Stuart|
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere….
The full text of the poem can be found here.
One relatively modern reference point for the Boston silversmith is the Sixties pop band "Paul Revere and the Raiders". Dressing in dandy colonial garb the group was supposedly a U.S. music answer to the 'British Invasion'. As such the band scored a few minor hits. But it was no match for the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Who and other British bands who owned the US charts in the mid Sixties. If you're looking for some real Sixties Americana check out Paul Revere and the Raiders as The Penguin's house band in a weird episode of "Batman"