Brevet Brigadier Paul Joseph Revere, USA

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Brevet Brigadier Paul Joseph Revere, USA

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: July 4, 1863 (30)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States (KIA at Gettysburg)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Warren Revere and Mary Revere
Husband of Lucretia Watson Lunt
Father of Francis Dabney Revere and Pauline Paterson Revere
Brother of John Revere; Joseph Warren Revere; Dr. Edward Hutchinson Robbins Revere, USA; Elizabeth Murray Rogers; Maria Amelia Revere and 3 others

Occupation: 20th MASS
Managed by: Ned Reynolds
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About Brevet Brigadier Paul Joseph Revere, USA

served in 20th Massachusetts and died of wounds at Gettysburgh


Birth: Sep. 10, 1832 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Death: Jul. 4, 1863 Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General.

The grandson and namesake of Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere, he entered the Union Army after the outbreak of the Civil War, receiving a commission of Major in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in July 1861. He rose to Lieutenant Colonel and was detailed for a time as an Assistant Inspector General on the Staff of Major General Edwin V. Sumner. In April 1863, he was advanced to Colonel and commander of the 20th Massachusetts when the previous commander, Colonel Francis W. Palfrey, was discharged. He led his unit in the Battle of Chancellorsville and in the Gettysburg Campaign.

On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg he was lying in his tent behind Cemetery Hill, where his regiment was encamped, when a shell fragment tore into his left lung, mortally wounding him. He lingered for two days before dying in the II Corps Field Hospital. After his death and burial he was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers (backdated to July 2), for "gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., where mortally wounded".

His first cousin was Brigadier General Joseph W. Revere. (bio by: Russ Dodge)


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Children:
 Pauline Revere Thayer (1862 - 1934)

Spouse:
 Lucretia Watson Lunt Revere (1832 - 1904)

Paul Joseph Revere was a brevet brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was the grandson and namesake of Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere. He was born in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was one of the three grandsons of Paul Revere who fought for the Union, another being Joseph Warren Revere. In July 1861, he was commissioned a major in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry. In October 1861, at 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 officially exchanged in May 1862. In September 1862, Revere participated in the Battle of Antietam, in which he suffered a second wound and Edward Hutchinson Revere, another of Paul Revere's grandsons, was killed. On July 2, 1863, Revere, by now colonel of his regiment, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg and died two days later.

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Brevet Brigadier Paul Joseph Revere, USA's Timeline

1832
September 10, 1832
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1860
January 27, 1860
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
1862
February 19, 1862
Age 29
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1863
July 4, 1863
Age 30
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States