Later governor of the Commonwealth, and eponym of the Gerrymander. Pronounced with a hard "G" (like the "G" in "Gary") by his descendants still living in the Commonwealth.
Sadly, I foresee a time in the approaching future when the demand for such men will far outpace the supply.
Warren's descendants still practice medicine in Boston.
ping. I just finished reading Ketchum’s “Decisive Day.” I wanted to do that before reading Philbrick’s new treatment. I wonder how he deals with Old Put.
If you look at a map of Boston Harbor it is perfectly obvious the American forces on the Bunker/Breeds Hill peninsula could have been easily cut off by landing troops on the neck connecting it to the mainland, especially with heavy naval artillery support. The Americans would have been defeated and probably mostly captured with minimal British losses.
Instead, the British chose to attack straight into the American defenses, while wearing their full 60 pounds of gear, as an “in your face” show of contempt for the American rabble.
Drastically misfired and the enormous British losses were a huge boost for the Patriot cause despite the battle being lost.
Thanks for the post. I had never read of the particular circumstances of Joseph Warren’s death.
Another Warren saved the Union Army at Gettysburg at Little Round Top.
Doctor Warren was the great martyr of the Revolution. And one of a small handful of men that could rightfully be considered its father.