Dawes' Ride

On the night of April 18,1775 -- the same night that Paul Revere made his ride -- William Dawes also rode from Boston to Concord but he did it all over land. He started from somewhere in Boston, probably near the North End. Just before the city was cut off by the British troops he made his way across Boston Neck. He probably crossed Boston Neck about 9:30 pm. The troops cut off the city by 10 pm.

Dawes went from Boston Neck to Meeting House Hill (now Eliot Square) in Roxbury.