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Investigating the Jason Russell House

The Arlington Historical Society just provided an interim report on various investigations into one of its historic properties, the Jason Russell House.This building was the focus of the deadliest skirmish on 19 Apr 1775. Russell and eleven militiamen,...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Oct 2020

David Lamson, a Middle-Aged Man of Menotomy

David Lamson was among the men from Cambridge who served in the French and Indian War, according to provincial muster rolls examined by local historian Lucius R. Paige. Lamson himself had some Native ancestry and probably some African since he was later...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Mar 2020

Adelman on “Revolutionary Networks”

If you’re intrigued by the stories of John Mein, Edes and Gill, Mills and Hicks, and other Boston printers behaving badly, check out Joseph M. Adelman’s new book Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Nov 2019

The Hunt for Reuben Brown’s Chaise

Reuben Brown rode from Concord to Lexington early on the morning of 19 Apr 1775, scouting the road at the request of his neighbors.He arrived just in time to see the first shots on Lexington common, then turned around and rode back with news that the...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Apr 2019

The First British Officer Killed in the Revolutionary War

When provincial militia companies fired at the British soldiers holding the North Bridge in Concord, they wounded four army officers:Lt. Edward Thoroton Gould of the 4th Regiment, in the foot.Lt. Waldron Kelly of the 10th, in the hand or arm.Lt. William...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Apr 2019

“Paul Revere never made the midnight ride”?

A lot of legend grew up around the American Revolution in the late 1800s, and Henry W. Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” made the events of 18-19 Apr 1775 especially famed and susceptible to mythologizing.In the early 1900s...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Apr 2019

A Sampling of the 2019 Battle Road Season

The Patriots’ Day season starts this Saturday, 6 April, with three annual events in three towns:Bedford Pole Capping in Bedford, 10:30 A.M.Meriam’s Corner Exercise in Concord, 1:00 P.M.Paul Revere Capture Ceremony in Lincoln, 3:00 P.M.Two...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Apr 2019

“If one old Yankee woman can take six grenadiers…”?

In his 1864 address West Cambridge on the Nineteenth of April, 1775, Samuel Abbott Smith told the story of six regulars surrendering to “Mother Batherick” after the supply wagon they were rolling west was attacked.Smith added: The squib went...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Mar 2019

Sometimes a Kitchen Just Wants to Look Pretty

With Patriots’ Day putting the Arlington Historical Society’s Jason Russell House back in the news, I followed a path to this 2015 article from the Arlington Advocate about something else notable in that house: the dotted pattern the kitchen...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Apr 2018

Launch of A Single Blow in Lexington, 15 Apr.

On Sunday, 15 April, Phillip Greenwalt and Robert Orrison will launch their new book A Single Blow: The Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Beginning of the American Revolution, April 19, 1775 at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington.A Single Blow...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Apr 2018

A Few More Local Patriots’ Day Events

Yesterday I listed the events surrounding Patriots’ Day that are scheduled to take place in Minute Man National Historical Park. I also linked to Battleroad.org, a website listing other events in the area.But there are yet more local commemorations,...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Apr 2018

Patriots’ Day Season at Minute Man Park, 7-21 Apr.

The Patriots’ Day season is upon us, so I’ll focus for several days on details and commemorations of the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the start of the Revolutionary War.Minute Man National Historical Park has a bunch of free events...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Apr 2018

The First Step in Preserving the Jason Russell House

The Massachusetts Historical Commission and the town of Arlington just granted the Arlington Historical Society a $15,000 grant to study what is necessary to preserve the Jason Russell House. The society explains:The Jason Russell House is listed both...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jan 2017

The Rev. David McClure’s 20th of April

Here’s another extract from the diary of the Rev. David McClure as the Revolutionary War began. The last installment left the minister at the home of Joseph Mayo, a militia officer in Roxbury.At the dawn of day, the Major & I mounted our horses,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 May 2016

Fears in Framingham and Elsewhere

Yesterday I quoted two Connecticut newspapers from March 1775 reporting on the detection of a slave conspiracy in Natick. Such worries were nothing new. Back in September 1774, Abigail Adams had told her husband about a similar fear in Braintree: There...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Apr 2016

“Shot“ Exhibit Now Heard Around the Internet

If you’ve enjoyed the past few days of anecdotes from the Battle of Lexington and Concord, check out the website for the Concord Museum’s “Shot Heard Round the World” exhibit. This exhibit, mounted last year, brought together artifacts...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Apr 2015

“Shot a Canon Ball throug the metin hous”

On 19 Apr 1775, two companies of militiamen marched from Andover. Anticipating that the British column was headed to Concord, where the Massachusetts Provincial Congress had collected supplies, they marched toward that town, but kept adjusting their course...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Apr 2015

Jeremiah Lee’s Very Bad Night

Jeremiah Lee was a non-battlefield casualty of the fight on 18-19 Apr 1775. On the one hand, that’s appropriate because he was central to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress’s effort to build up an artillery force, which prompted the British...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Apr 2015

“The 18th-Century Woman” in Arlington, 28 Oct.

The Arlington Historical Society will host a lecture on Tuesday, 28 October, on “The 18th-Century Woman” by Gail White Usher. This is part of a yearlong series with the theme of “Women’s Work.”The event description is basic:Gain greater understanding...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Oct 2014

Viewing the “Shot Heard” Exhibit at the Concord Museum

Last week I took in the Concord Museum’s new “Shot Heard Round the World” exhibit about the events of 18-19 Apr 1775. It was quite an impressive gathering of artifacts related to one historic day. This is definitely a military-based show. I counted...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Apr 2014

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