Joseph Warren

Joseph Warren (1741 - 1775)

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Dr. Gen. Joseph Warren
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Dr. Gen. Joseph Warren served in the Massachusetts Line during the American Revolution
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Dr. Gen. Joseph Warren was Killed in Action during the American Revolution.

Joseph was a physician, Revolutionary War General and early American Patriot Leader. He was the son of Joseph Warren and Mary (Stevens) Warren. Joseph Warren Sr. was a respected farmer, who died while climbing a tree gathering apples in October 1755. He married Elizabeth Hooten on September 6, 1764. They had five children one of them Joseph Warren Jr. became a graduate of Harvard after studying medicine. Eventually opening his own practice.

When Elizabeth, died on February 28, 1773, Joseph raised his five children alone. In the early 1770s, he was close to patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, and was an original member of the Sons of Liberty. After hearing about the battles of Lexington and Concord. Joseph left his practice to help soldiers prepare for battle. On the night of April 18, 1775 Warren sent Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn patriot leaders Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the Citizens Militia that the British Army was marching from Boston to Lexington and Concord. He was promoted to second general in command of the Massachusetts forces on June 14, 1775. On June 17, 1775, Warren met with the committee of safety and found out that British forces were landing at Charleston. Warren then rode to the American fort at Breed's Hill. He was offered command over a group of militia, but refused it because he wanted to go in as a regular volunteer. During the third attack from the British Dr. Joseph Warren was shot in the head and died instantly.


  • Fourteen US states have counties named in Joseph Warren's honor: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.


See also

  • Di Spigna, Christian. Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero. (New York: Crown, 2018) link

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On 31 Mar 2015 at 13:11 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

Is it okay if I add the children to this Project Protected profile?

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