Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
End of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
on the Old Concord Road as it then was
ended the midnight ride of
He had at about two o’clock on the morning of April 19, 1775, the night being clear and the moon in its third quarter, got this far on his way from Lexington to Concord, alarming the inhabitants as he went, when he and his companions, William Dawes, of Boston, and Dr. Samuel Prescott, of Concord, were suddenly halted by a British patrol, who had stationed themselves at this bend of the road. Dawes, turning back, made his escape. Prescott, clearing the stone wall, and following a path known to him through the low ground, regained the highway at a point further on, and gave the alarm at Concord. Revere tried to reach the neighboring wood, but was intercepted by a party of officers accompanying the patrol, detained and kept in arrest. Presently he was carried by the patrol back to Lexington. There released, and that morning joined Hancock and Adams. Three men of Lexington, Sanderson, Brown and Loring, stopped at an earlier hour of the night by the same patrol, were also taken back with Revere.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 19, 1867.
Location. 42° 26.936′ N, 71° 16.786′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of N Great Road (Massachusetts Route 2A) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling west on N Great Road. Marker is located in Minute Man National Historic Park, along the Battle Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln MA 01773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Capture of Paul Revere (here, next to this marker); The Midnight Riders (here, next to this marker); Weapon of the Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere Capture Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Thorning Boulder (approx. ¼ mile away); Josiah Nelson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Nelson Jr. House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Minute Man Visitor Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
Also see . . . Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,650 times since then and 170 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 14, 2019. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on April 13, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.