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“With Blood the ground is dyed”

This posting concludes Ebenezer Stiles’s “Story of the Battle of Concord and Lexinton and Revear’s ride Twenty years ago”, a poetic narration of the Battle of Lexington and Concord from 1795.Yesterday’s installment left off as Patriot militiamen were massing above the North Bridge in Concord.6The British troops with victory flushedIn wars by sea and landScorned their foe the often crushedD
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Lydia Barnard: “a woman of strong mind and massive physique”

History / US History : Boston 1775 (5 years ago)

Yesterday I continued this year’s exploration of the stories of the Battle of Lexington and Concord with the story of Lydia Barnard (born Lydia Warren and died Lydia Spofford), as first set down in an 1880 history of Boxford, Massac... Read Post

Ebenezer Stiles’s Story of “Revear’s ride”

History / US History : Boston 1775 (3 years ago)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wasn’t the first American poet to write about Paul Revere’s ride. He was simply the best and most famous. On 15 Mar 1795, more than sixty years before Longfellow had his inspiration, a man named Ebenezer S... Read Post

Ebenezer Stiles: “What sound is that”?

History / US History : Boston 1775 (3 years ago)

Yesterday I started quoting Ebenezer Stiles’s “Story of the Battle of Concord and Lexinton and Revear’s ride Twenty years ago,” written in 1795. The first stanzas described Paul Revere’s ride and the skirmish at Lexington. Then ther... Read Post


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