Paul Revere of Texas

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Paul Revere of Texas is a sobriquet given to people during the Texas Revolution for alerting settlers about Mexican troop movements. It is a reference to Paul Revere because of the similar circumstances in 1775 when Revere and William Dawes responded to information from Joseph Warren about movement of British forces. The duo made rides alerting John Adams, John Hancock and colonial militia troops.[1]

People who were referred to as Paul Revere of Texas include:

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  1. ^ Brooks, Victor (1999). The Boston Campaign: April 1775 – March 1776. Combined Publishing. pp. 41, 42. ISBN 978-0-585-23453-3. 
  2. ^ Roell, Craig H. "Plácido Benavides". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  3. ^ MacDonald, L. Lloyd (2009). Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 187. ISBN 978-1-58980-638-2. 
  4. ^ Martin, Mike (2005). From Crockett to Custer. Trafford Publishing. pp. 112, 113. ISBN 978-1-4120-1878-4. 
  5. ^ Blackburn Jr., Edward A (2005). Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas. Texas A&M University Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-58544-308-6. 
  6. ^ Banks, Herbert C. (1995). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Vol I. Turner. pp. 97, 98. ISBN 978-1-56311-214-0. 
  7. ^ Harvey, Bill (2003). Texas Cemeteries The Resting Places of Famous, Infamous, and Just Plain Interesting Texans. University of Texas Press. p. 234. ISBN 978-0-292-73466-1. 
  8. ^ Tafolla, Santiago, Carmen and Laura (2009). A Life Crossing Borders: Memoir of a Mexican-American Confederate. Arte Publico. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-55885-597-7.