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Why is William Dawes famous?

William Dawes Jr (April 6, 1745 – February 25, 1799) was born in Massachusetts Bay Colony and is one of the many riders that rode to alarm the militia leaders of the marching British soldiers. His alarm happened prior to the Battles of Lexington and Concord and allowed the minutemen to muster.

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Furthermore, what is William Dawes known for?

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.

Similarly, what was William Dawes job? Army officer Tanner

what happened to William Dawes?

Forced to limp into the moonlit night, he receded into obscurity. 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. Dawes died at age 53 in 1799; Revere lived until he was 83.

Who actually warned the British were coming?

The Ride. On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes were dispatched by Joseph Warren to warn the countryside that the British were coming. Prescott was in Lexington at the time to visit with his fiancée, Lydia Mulliken.

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