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1745, Apr 61799, Feb 25
one of several men and a woman who alerted colonial minutemen of the approach of British army troops prior to the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the outset of the American Revolution. On April 8, 1768, Dawes was elected as a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. He was appointed as the Company's second sergeant in 1770. When the Company was revived in 1786, after becoming dormant during the American Revolution, he was appointed as the Company clerk. His father, William Dawes, Sr., was also a member of the Company.
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04/18/1775-General Thomas Gage orders 700 British soldiers to Concord to destroy the colonists' weapons depot. Paul Revere and William Dawes Jr. warn "British are coming!", Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington
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