Paul Revere
(1735-1818)

man

Died aged 83

Paul Revere (/rɪˈvɪər/; December 21, 1734 O.S. (January 1, 1735 N.S.) – May 10, 1818) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 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" (1861). At age 41, Revere was a prosperous, established and prominent Boston silversmith. He had helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, though his service ended after the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. Following the war, Revere returned to his silversmith trade. He used the profits from his expanding business to finance his work in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes. In 1800, he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Here in North Square lived Paul Revere and his wife Rachel Revere for whom this overlook is named Here lived Major Pitcairn of the soldiery occupying Boston in 1775 Governor Thomas Hutchinson Sir Harry Frankland William Clark The alarm that British troops were marching to Concord to seize patriot stores was given by Paul Revere Many men on North Square and its neighborhood joined the Boston Tea Party at Griffin's Wharf and threw the tea overboard This public open space built and this tablet erected by the Boston Park Commission Erected August 1946 Hon. James M. Curley, Mayor of Boston William P. Long, Chairman, The Park Commission Theodore G. Hafenreffer Frank R. Kelly Park Commissioners

Rachel Revere Square, Boston, MA, United States where they was

Granary Burial Ground 1660 within this ground are buried the victims of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. Josiah Franklin and wife, (Parents of Benjamin Franklin Peter Faneuil. Paul Revere: and John Phillips, First Mayor of Boston.

Tremont Street, Boston, MA, United States where they was

The Signal Lanterns of Paul Revere displayed in the steeple of this church April 18 1775 warned the country of the march of the British Troops to Lexington and Concord.

Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA, United States where they was