General Gage on Lexington


From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A deserter from Boston says that Gen. Gage has written home since the battle of Lexington, that the Americans load their rifle-barrel guns with a ball slit almost in four quarters, which when firing out of those weapons, breaks…

Letter to Dr. Jeremy Belknap from Paul Revere


Dear Sir, Having a little leisure, I wish to fullfill my promise, of giving you some facts, and Anecdotes, prior to the Battle of Lexington, which I do not remember to have seen in any history of the American Revolution. In the year 1773 I was imployed by the Select men of the Town of…