Dr. Joseph Warren was a physician and patriot in the early days of the American Revolution. As president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, Warren enlisted Paul Revere and William Dawes to spread the alarm of the British raid on Concord & Lexington. Joseph Warren was commissioned a major general in the militia shortly before the Battle of Bunker Hill but chose to serve as a private saying other generals on-site had greater military experience. At Breeds Hill, Warren inspired the militia to hold their ground against superior numbers. During the third British assault, he was killed, stripped of his clothing, and bayoneted until he was unrecognizable. Warren has been called the first martyr of the American Revolution.
The Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783. It began as a revolt of the colonies against what they believed was unfair taxation. While it started as a conflict between Great Britain and the thirteen American colonies, it soon became a global conflict. France actively sided with the colonies, and the French naval fleet was instrumental in defeating the British at Yorktown. Holland supplied the colonies weapons, while Spain supplied funding and diverted British forces by fighting on a second front and winning back Spanish forts in Florida that they lost during the Seven Years War. No independent country sided with Great Britain, but Britain employed German mercenaries, known as Hessians.
This Joseph Warren history mug is part of our Revolutionary War series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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