samhill wrote:Guess you never learned in school that "the redcoats are coming" call was a bunch of bull.
Well....sort of. The term Redcoats wasn't proper, nor was ,British. BUT...the term 'Regulars' is what was used. As for the famous rid where he yelled, 'The Regulars' are coming, the Regulars' are coming!!' is only half true. There was a ride. The 'One if by road and two is by sea.' is trued. Mr. revere didn't ride through the streets screaming that they enemy was encroaching. He'd of been caught or killed. He did however take a boat then rode a horse and he did warn every home that the 'Regulars'' are coming but he wasn't riding around waving his hat screaming at the top of his lungs that they were coming. There were British boats in the water and patrols on the streets he needed to avoid.
As for why the term, 'British' weren't used, remember....everyone in America at the time was British.