Jack Jouett (patriot)

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John "Jack" Jouett, Jr. (December 7, 1754 – March 1, 1822) was a politician and a hero of the American Revolution, known as the "Paul Revere of the South" for his late-night ride to warn Thomas Jefferson, then the Governor of Virginia, and the Virginia legislature, temporarily located in Charlottesville, of coming British cavalry who had been sent to capture them.


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Community History Series

The Community History Series, produced by the Jefferson Cable Corporation, ran into 1974. This episode features Bernard Chamberlain discussing the final year of the Revolutionary War and Jack Jouett's ride.

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Community History Series video