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What did William Dawes do in the midnight ride?

The Midnight Ride of William Dawes. William Dawes is the usually forgotten shoe maker who rode with P.R. on the night of April 18, 1775 to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them. Dawes took the longer land route to Lexington arriving to destination half an hour later.

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People also ask, who actually made the midnight ride?

William Dawes

Also Know, why did Paul Revere and William Dawes ride toward Lexington on the night of April 18 1775? On the night of April 18, Joseph Warren assigned Dawes, along with Revere, the mission of riding north to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock of their impending arrest, and to alert the colonial minutemen that the British were on the move.

Thereof, what did William Dawes do during the Revolutionary War?

William Dawes Jr. (April 6, 1745 – February 25, 1799) was one of several men in April 1775 who alerted colonial minutemen in Massachusetts of the approach of British army troops prior to the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the outset of the American Revolution.

What did Paul Revere actually say on his midnight ride?

His most famous quote was fabricated. 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.

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