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REVERE, Paul
Lieutenant Colonel
American Artillery (onshore)
1735 - 1818
Born: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Silversmith apprentice
Antebellum: Artillery Lieutenant (seven Years War ('French and Indian War'); Silversmith; Anti-British political activist
Early Revolutionary War:Alerted Massachusetts minutemen to British movements April 1775 ('The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere'); Major of Artillery 1776; Lt.Colonel
Late Revolutionary War:Courtmartialled for conduct during Penobscot Expedition; Cashiered; Exonerated 1782
Post-War:Pioneered quasi-industrial metalwork production aiming at mass, standardized production of metalware
Comments: While a talented artisan and visionary industrialist, REVERE's military skills were quite limited. His political connections placed him in a role demanding far more technical and leadership skills than he possessed. He had a bristly personality and some of the charges in his court martial were more rooted in the personal animosities he engendered, than in actual misconduct.
Bibliography:

- The Life of Colonel Paul Revere; GOSS, Elbridge H.; Boston; J.G. Cupples 1891

- A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere; TRIBER, Jayne; Amherst, MA; University of Massachusettse Press;1998

- Wikipedia

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