Major General Joseph Warren

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Major General  Joseph Warren

Item Info

Item No: ELK0030001
Title: Major General Joseph Warren
Media Type: Copperplate Engravings
Source: Rare Book Department

Joseph Warren was a Harvard trained physician and active leader in the events leading up to the Revolution. Although he was recently commissioned a major-general,  Warren chose to fight as a solider instead of assuming command. Warren was shot dead on June 17, 1775 by a British soldier atop Breed's Hill in the Charlestown peninsula in the battle that became known as the Battle at Bunker Hill.  

The text below image reads "Major General Joseph Warren │Who gloriously fell in the defence of American Liberty June ye 17th 1775." Probably copied from the original oil painting by John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). 


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1904. A descriptive catalogue of an exhibition of early engraving in America, December 12, 1904 - February 5, 1905. Cambridge: the University Press. P.7. 

Call Number: Elkengravings
Creator Name: Unknown - Engraver