posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by manta78
OK OK OK .... yet more and more inaccuracies.. from college professors no less, but quite honestly having been a history major in college it's not a
surprise at all.
Paul Revere, when he was captured, was interrogated.. according to his own account for fear of his life he tried bluffing the soldiers into thinking
they themselves were in direct harm. He advised 4 British Regulars that the country side knew of the British march and militias were being rallied.
He advised specifically that 500 militiamen were on the march to Lexington.
As the Regulars began their march back to Lexington with Revere and Dawes as prisoner there was a "warning shot" Revere told the regulars this was the
secret signal to begin an attack all over the countryside, meaning his guards were about to be ambushed.
The shot that they heard? The first shot of the Revolutionary War most likely, during the confusion of the British arrival in Lexington, while a
British officer by the name of Picturn was trying to calm both sides down, someone (probably the militia) accidentally fired their gun.
This followed a volley.
At the same time they are walking back to Lexington, the Battle of Lexington took place. The Volley was a well practiced volley into a crowd of
200-300 militia on the Lexington Green, sparking the war and the Battle of Lexington/Concord.
No .. Revere did not warn the British .. he warned his captures because he wanted to scare them off (they eventually stole his horse and rode as fast
as they could to Lexington) but by the time they arrived the damage had already been done and the war had started.
Palin was wrong. Those professors were half wrong.
(ps.. I always loved proving professors wrong, especially puffed up imbeciles at "ivy league" universities.)
edit on 6/6/2011 by Rockpuck
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