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Paul Joseph Revere

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Paul Joseph Revere (Sept 10, 1832 – July 4, 1863) was a Brevet Brigadier General within the Union Army in the course of the American Civil War.

In July 1861, he was commissioned a serious within the twentieth Massachusetts Infantry. In October 1861, on the Battle of Ball’s Bluff in Virginia, Revere was wounded and captured by the Confederate States Army. He was paroled in February 1862 and formally exchanged in May 1862. In September 1862, Revere participated within the Battle of Antietam, through which he suffered a second wound and Edward Hutchinson Revere, one other of Paul Revere’s grandsons, was killed. On July 2, 1863, Revere, by now colonel of his regiment, was mortally wounded on the Battle of Gettysburg and died two days later.

He was born in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was the grandson and namesake of Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere. He was one of many three grandsons of Paul Revere who fought for the Union, one other being Joseph Warren Revere. He graduated from Harvard University in 1852.[1]

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