Bissell, Israel

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Bissell, Israel

BISSELL, ISRAEL. (1742–1823). Bissell, from East Windsor, Connecticut, was the post rider chosen to carry the news of the British attack at Lexington and Concord to Philadelphia, covering the 350 miles from Watertown, Massachusetts, to Philadelphia's City Hall in five days.

SEE ALSO Lexington and Concord.

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