Dr. Joseph Warren was the greatest Patriot leader you’ve never heard of. His many accomplishments led the royal governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, to remark that “The death of Joseph Warren is akin to the death of five hundred Patriots.” He was so in demand that his body was moved three times after his death at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
The Four Burials of Joseph Warren
- Read the full text of Warren’s 1772 Boston Massacre oration.
- Read the 1774 Suffolk Resolves drafted by Joseph Warren.
- Review the photos and research proving that General Warren was shot while facing the enemy.
- See the heroic John Trumbull painting entitled The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill, 17 June 1775 at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
- If you visit Granary Burying Ground, use this app to find your way around.
- The photos below show Joseph Warren’s fourth and final resting place at Forest Hills Cemetery.
This Week in Boston History
- A British officer apologizes for being captured by the Americans on Boston Harbor, June 19, 1776.
- John Adams ponders the gravity of attending the First Continental Congress, June 20, 1774.
- Morgan v Hennigan declares that Boston schools are illegally segregated, June 21, 1974.
- John Hancock authorizes the Middlesex Canal, June 22, 1793.
- A letter about the British experience of Bunker Hill that turns out to be FAKE NEWS, June 23, 1775.
- Samuel Sewall’s abolitionist tract, The Selling of Joseph, June 24, 1700.
- An account of Hooker Day, June 25, 1903.