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Tango0123 Nov 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

"Paul Joseph Revere, that is the famous Paul Revere's grandson.

Unfortunately for fans of the first Revere and his partly mythical Ride, PJR was in the infantry, not the cavalry, with the 20th Massachusetts.

He and his brother Edward were captured at the Battle of Ball's Bluff in October 1861. After being released in a prisoner exchange, the Reveres rejoined the fight.

Paul was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in September, 1862, shortly before he was wounded in the brutal Battle of Antietam (a.k.a. the Battle of Sharpsburg).

Edward, however, wasn't so lucky -- he was one of more than 2,000 Union soldiers who didn't make it out of Sharpsburg, Maryland, alive.

By the following year, Paul was promoted again to Colonel, leading the 20th Massachusetts at Chancellorsville and, in his final days, at Gettysburg.

On July 3, 1863, he was mortally wounded by a shell fragment that pierced his lung, and he died the next day.

He was posthumously promoted again to Brigadier General, and is buried in Cambridge,"
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Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

He did a lot better than his grandfather. After his poor leadership during the Penobscot Expedition in 1779. I'd say history has been very kind to the elder Paul.

Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 9:20 p.m. PST

He was actually wounded on July 2nd

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Interesting.

Tango0124 Nov 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend.

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