Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting the Colonial militia 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." More
Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who 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 culminated 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 and 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. Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.
Paul Revere timeline
Paul Revere Is Born
Revere was likely born in very late December, 1734, in Boston's North End, the son of a French Huguenot father and a Boston mother. Revere had... Read more
Paul Revere Joins 'The Sons Of Liberty'
In Boston in early summer of 1765 a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine, began preparing for agitation against... Read more
Paul Revere Purchases His North End Home
As is typical of early Massachusetts Bay timber construction, the main block of the three-story dwelling consisted of four structural bays... Read more
American opposition to the British authorities kept steadily rising as assemblies were dissolved, the houses of citizens searched, and troops... Read more
Paul Revere Becomes A Member of The First Patriot Intelligence Network, 'The Mechanics'
The first Patriot intelligence network on record was a secret group in Boston known as the "mechanics." The group apparently grew out of the old... Read more
Paul Revere Contributes Engravings to the 'Royal American Magazine'
The Royal American Magazine, or Universal Repository of Instruction and Amusement (January 1774 - March 1775) was a short-lived monthly periodical... Read more
Paul Revere Is Sent To Philadelphia
The story is that Captain Morris did not have the public spirit Morris rather doubtfully hoped he had. he did not wish any ingenious Yankee setting... Read more
The Ride Of Paul Revere
The role for which he is most remembered today was as a night-time messenger on horseback just before the battles of Lexington and Concord. His... Read more
Paul Revere is Stationed at Castle Island, Massachusetts
The island got its name from the fact that every fort located here was always informally known as "The Castle." Quickly appreciated for its... Read more
On August 11, about 250 American militia advanced from their fortified camp and occupied a recently abandoned battery about a quarter mile (400 m)... Read more
Paul Revere Opens Bell Foundry In Boston
Though best-known for his "midnight" ride and his work in silver and gold, several of Revere's most significant accomplishments came later in his... Read more
Paul Revere Opens The Revere Copper Company
The Revere Copper Company was North America's first rolled copper mill. It was started by Paul Revere in 1801 in Canton, Massachusetts and... Read more
Paul Revere Dies
Revere died on May 10, 1818, at the age of 83, at his home on Charter Street in Boston. He is buried in the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont... Read more