18th of April in ’75

April 18, 2007

On the 18th of April in ‘75

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive, Who remembers that famous day and year…. ~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Slide Show of the Events of 1775  from “The Revolution Flickred.”

The 18th of April 1775 saw the Battle of Lexington and Concord of the American Revolutionary War. British General Thomas Gage attempted to confiscate the firearms of the American colonists. The British were driven back to Boston, Massachusetts, thus beginning the American Revolutionary War.

Fort Constitution

April 8, 2006

“By the Dawn’s Early Light”

Fort Constitution, located in New Castle, New Hampshire is adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Piscataqua River.

Originally named Fort William and Mary, after the King and Queen of England, the site was first established in 1631. In December 1774, Paul Revere rode to Portsmouth from Boston, Massachusetts to warn the colonists of British plans to reinforce the fort to protect its store of powder. The colonists however surrounded the fort and seized light cannon and 97 barrels of gun powder. Many consider the attack to be the first overt act of the Revolution, and it is believed that some of the supplies were used at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Paul Revere

January 13, 2006

Patriot, Master Craftsman, Good Citizen
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North End, Boston, Massachusetts