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Jack Jouett: Forgotten Colonial Hero
"The majority of Americans know about Paul Revere's famous ride, but there was another hero who warned of the approach the British who didn't get so much attention or glory."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Where was Jouett's home state?
Who was governor of Virginia at the time?
(full name or just surname)
In 1781, British general Charles Cornwallis sent someone to capture the Virginia governor and legislature. Who was this Briton that Jouett warned about?
At the time of his ride, Jouett was twenty-six years old.
How long was Jouett's ride?
After riding to Monticello, Jouett went to the Swan Tavern 35 miles away, where most of the legislatures were hiding. The legislators later fled to the town of Staunton. Most escaped but how many were captured by the British?
Jouett was also credited for helping Edward Stevens, who was injured at the Battle of __________
Jack Jouett had a famous son, Matthew Howard Jouett. What was Matthew's claim to fame?
A poem about Jouett's forgotten ride was published in ______.
Jack has a grandson named James Edward Jouett. A famous quote involving James occurred the Mexican-American War.
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Compiled Jun 28 12