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What happened to William Dawes?
Little is known about what happened to Dawes after his midnight ride. He went into the provisions business and was a commissary to the Continental Army. According to some reports, he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Dawes died at age 53 in 1799; Revere lived until he was 83.
Where is William Dawes buried?
Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, MA
William Dawes/Place of burial
When did William Dawes die?
February 25, 1799
William Dawes/Date of death
Did William Dawes lose his horse?
Back on the road towards Lexington, Dawes realized that his horse was too tired to outrun the Redoats. As he pulled up in the yard of a house, he reared his horse and shouted, “I’ve got two of them — surround them!” His trick succeeded in scaring off his pursuers, although he fell from his horse and lost his watch.
Who was the black man that rode with Paul Revere?
Wentworth Cheswell is considered New Hampshire’s first archaeologist and the first African-American elected to public office in the United States. He also rode north when Paul Revere rode west to warn colonists that the redcoats were coming.
What was William Dawes occupation?
What route did William Dawes take?
Midnight ride Dawes took the land route out of Boston through the Boston Neck, leaving just before the British military sealed off the town.
Why is Ethan Allen famous?
Ethan Allen is best known for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga as the leader of the “Green Mountain Boys” and for his tireless — and controversial — efforts to make Vermont independent from the British Empire, other colonies, and perhaps even from the United States.
WHO warned Lexington?
Thanks to the epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere is often credited as the sole rider who alerted the colonies that the British were coming.
Who actually said the British are coming?
Paul Revere never shouted the legendary phrase later attributed to him (“The British are coming!”) as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside.
Who was William Dawes married to?
Mehitable Maym. 1768–1793
How far did Dawes ride to Lexington?
Dawes traveled a longer distance than Revere, going south across Boston neck to Roxbury, then west and north through Brookline, Brighton, Cambridge and Lexington, covering a total of 17 miles in three hours.