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Major General. Joseph Warren

Major General. Joseph Warren

Dr. Joseph Warren was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1741. Harvard-educated, he successfully treated small-pox patients during a colonial epidemic.

Believing that Parliament had no right to tax the colonies, Warren became a vocal advocate of that position.

In 1774, he helped to raise militia who would resist British troops and, in April of 1775, directed Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that Redcoats were coming to arrest them in Lexington.


Media Credits

Warren engraving by John Norman, after a painting by John Singleton Copley (1738 -1815).

Used as an illustration in The Boston magazine, April, 1784, opp. p. 221.

Image online, courtesy the U.S. Library of Congress.

 

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