June 3, 2011

June 3: The Midnight Ride of Jack Jouett, 1781

Jack Jouett was the Paul Revere of the South. He rode to Monticello to warn Jefferson the British were coming.

And the British might have caught him if they hadn't stopped for breakfast.

Read article here.

Pictured: Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, leading the British Cavalry. Picture by Joshua Reynolds, 1782.

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