October 10, 2019

Doctor Joseph Warren

Doctor Joseph Warren was an American physician who played an important role in the early days of the American Revolution.

Fall Joseph Warren
"The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill" at the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Eight Things I Learned about Joseph Warren

  • Married to Elizabeth Hooten on September 6, 1764.
  • They had four children: Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary and Richard.
  • Practicing Physician who attend school at Harvard College.
  • Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
  • Conducted the autopsy on Christopher Seider short after he was shot.
  • He gave William Dawes and Paul Revere the responsibility to alert John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the approaching British Army on the night of April 18, 1775.
  • Elected President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and was appointed general of Massachusetts troops.
  • Fought with William Dawes at the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill). He died at the first day of battle.

Body Reburied Around Many Time

After Death, Doctor Joseph Warren body was relocated many times:

First Burial

  • Buried by the British Captain Walter Laurie, the British Commander who led the troops to Concord's North Bridge, at Breed's Hill.

Second Burial

  • In early April, 1776, after the British left Boston, His body was recovered by his family.
  • Paul Revere helped identify the body by verifying the dental work that he performed years earlier.
  • A formal funeral was said at King's Chapel on April 8th, 1776.
  • He was buried in the Family plot at the Granary Burying Grounds.
  • Third Burial

    • In 1824, he was exhumed and moved to the family valt under St. Paul's Cathedral.

    Forth Burial


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