Today in history – spreading the alarm “through every Middlesex village and farm”

My Revolutionary War patriot ancestor, Orringh Stoddard, a Captain from Massachusetts, joined up on April 19, 1775. I’ve wondered if he perhaps heard Paul Revere in his fabled ride & so joined the cause the next day.

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One of the first poems I tried to memorize was Paul Revereโ€™s ride. I didnโ€™t make it all the way through, but I did get the first part committed to memory, and some if it is still up there! Here is the poem (story comes later):

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