Summary Of Joseph Warren's Role In The Revolutionary War

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In 1775, Joseph Warren, the president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, writes a letter regarding the battle of Lexington to the inhabitants of Great Britain. Warren states the want for a session of hon. continental congress by the colony of Massachusetts. He recalls the event of April 18th, the king’s troops lead by Colonel Smith landed at Cambridge planning to overthrow or destroy the military. However, in Lexington, the armed men marched into the colony and likewise to the main text, the colony was occupied with seventy minutemen. A shot was fired between the two groups until the Americans withdrew. The incident left eight dead. Smith’s group then marched to Concord with violence until receiving their supplies. Upon reaching Charlestown, the houses were unsuitable due to them being burnt down or plundered. The troops forced women into the streets and shot innocent old men. Warren exclaims this violent behavior came upon due to the colonies refusing slavery. Since the colonies were not detached from the mother country, it was an act of vengeance. The quote “we determine to die, or be free,” said by the…show more content…
Joseph Warren: leader in medicine, politics, and revolution,” Warren is said to have participated during the battle of Lexington. He served as a soldier and a doctor to administer the rebels’ wounds. Afterwards he was elected to be the president of the Provincial Congress to be the executive leader of the colony. He was able to send his letters speedily to Benjamin Franklin in London and because of the extreme violence of General Gage, the British government was embarrassed. Afterwards, Warren was appointed a major general and soon defended Breed’s Hill. However, his death came upon during Breed’s Hill as he protected fleeing soldiers. Afterwards, Hugh Hussey wrote in Journal of the American Medical Association, if Warren would have survived, he would have been “a foremost leader in medicine and medical education”
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