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Joseph Warren’s legacy at the Battle of Bunker Hill

by The 100 Companies

Joseph Warren was a Bostonian leader during the early American Revolution. Though declared a general in June 1775, Warren insisted on fighting as a volunteer private in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

His words on the battlefield inspired troops to hold rank against superior numbers, and Warren later held off British forces as the militia made their retreat. But he was eventually killed  by a British officer who recognized him during battle.

General Thomas Gage said Warren’s death was equal to that of 500 men. Today, his life and legacy are memorialized in statues, street names and buildings throughout Boston. 

– Margaret Willard, The 100 Companies

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