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Paul Revere (December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818) was a prominent silversmith and patriot during the American Revolutionary War.
Background[edit | edit source]
Paul Revere lived in Boston in a home which he bought in 1770, and he lived there until 1800 with his family and 16 children. His home would eventually become one of the historic landmarks recognized along the Freedom Trail in Boston. Although participating in other events such as the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere was most famous for warning minutemen such as Samuel Adams and John Hancock of the incoming British army intending to arrest them prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere is the main subject of the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, where is depicted as devising a plan where Robert Newman could signal to him using lanterns on the Old North Church steeple, stated in the famous phrase "One if by land, two if by sea". A statue commemorating Paul Revere's ride exists outside of the Old North Church, and his achievements are even recalled by certain Commonwealth wastelanders in 2287.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Paul Revere is mentioned only (and appears as a statue) in Fallout 4.
- Paul Revere House inscription: "Built in 1680, this wooden building is the oldest structure in all of Boston. In 1770 this home was bought by famed patriot Paul Revere. Paul Revere dwelled here with his family (including his 16 children) until 1800. Paul Revere was living here when he made his famous midnight ride to Lexington and Concord to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that Redcoats were en route to arrest them and seize the militia weaponry."
- Old North Church inscription: "Built in 1723, the Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston. Its 191 foot tall steeple also makes it the tallest church in Boston. On the night of April 18th 1775, Lieutenant Colonel Smith marched with 700 British soldiers to Concord on a mission to disarm the rebels. Using a plan devised by Paul Revere, Robert Newman climbed to the top of this church and lit two lanterns to alert patriots that the Redcoats were coming up the Charles River. Thus inspiring Longfellow's famous verse, "One if by land, two if by sea." The battles of Lexington and Concord that followed would start the American Revolution. "
- Preston Garvey: "You ever heard of Paul Revere? One of the original Minutemen. "One if by land, two if by sea" - right here in the Old North Church."
(Preston Garvey's dialogue)