What did the British do with Revere?

What did the British do with Revere?

Early on the morning of April 19, a British patrol captured Revere, and Dawes lost his horse, forcing him to walk back to Lexington on foot. After being roughly questioned for an hour or two, Revere was released when the patrol heard Minutemen alarm guns being fired on their approach to Lexington.

What was the British Lexington at Concord objective?

The British marched into Lexington and Concord intending to suppress the possibility of rebellion by seizing weapons from the colonists. Instead, their actions sparked the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

What two reasons did the British have for marching on Lexington and Concord?

1) The British heard that the two patriot leaders, John Hancock and Samuel Adams were in Lexington. They needed to go to Lexington to capture the two leaders. 2) The British heard that the Americans were hiding weapons. The British soldiers were sent to Lexington to retrieve the weapons/gunpowder.

Who really said the British are coming?

Paul Revere never shouted the legendary phrase later attributed to him (“The British are coming!”) as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside.

Why did Benedict Arnold betray America?

So how did Arnold, with his patriot’s pedigree, become the most hated man in America? Historians have several theories about why Arnold became a traitor: greed; mounting debt; resentment of other officers; a hatred of the Continental Congress; and a desire for the colonies to remain under British rule.

Did the British hate Benedict Arnold?

Even the British disparaged Arnold for his turncoat ways. The British, who had much to gain from Arnold switching sides, found him dishonorable and untrustworthy.

What happened to Benedict Arnolds sons?

In 1795 Benedict, the eldest of his sons by his first wife, died in Jamaica of gangrene, after being wounded while fighting with the British.