Trivia 6-11-19 Paul Revere Rides On

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Three of Paul Revere’s grandsons served as soldiers for the Union army in the Civil War. Two served in a Massachusetts regiment while one served in a New Jersey regiment.

Name the three grandsons. What happened to each of them during the Civil War?

credit: @Eleanor Rose

Edit - As stated in the rules, multi-part questions are acceptable, but there is a limit of six on the number of parts.

To receive credit for a correct response to this question, players will be required to state the name of each grandson and one thing that happened to each one of them. I'm sure numerous things happened to each of them, but it will not be necessary to cite more than one thing that happened to any one individual.

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Paul Joseph Revere- “In the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, October 21 1861, he was wounded in the leg and made prisoner, being confined first at Libby prison and afterward being one of seven Federal officers made hostages for the lives of Confederate privateersmen held by the United States government on the charge of piracy. For three months he was with his fellow hostages confined in a wretched cell of Henrico county jail. He was paroled on 22 of February, 1862, and being exchanged May 2 rejoined his regiment before Yorktown.” Paul was wounded at Antietam and was killed at Gettysburg.

Edward Hutchinson Revere - At Antietam, Edward was shot and killed while caring for a wounded soldier.

Joseph Warren Revere - At the Battle of Chancellorsville in the spring of 1863, Joseph withdrew his troops from battle without orders to do so, resulting in a court martial. Sentenced to be dismissed from the army, President Abraham Lincoln allowed Joseph to resign instead.


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Paul Joseph Revere. Colonel 20th Mass. Captured at Balls Bluff, exchanged , wounded at Antietam, died of wounds received July 2nd 1863 at Gettysburg.

Edward Hutchinson Revere. Assistant Army Surgeon. Captured at Balls Bluff, exchanged, shot and killed at Antietam.

Joseph Warren Revere.
Brigadier General New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. At the Battle of Chancellorsville he withdrew his troops from battle without orders, resulting in a court martial. Sentenced to be dismissed from the army, President Abraham Lincoln allowed Joseph to resign instead.
 

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  1. Colonel Paul Joseph Revere of the 20th Massachusetts was captured in October, 1861, (Battle of Ball’s Bluff) sent to prison, released in time to fight at the Battle of Antietam, wounded, recovered only be mortally wounded on the 2nd day of Gettysburg and die 2 days later. (Sept 10, 1832–July 4, 1863)
  2. Assistant Army Surgeon Edward Hutchinson Revere the older brother of Paul, was also captured in October, 1861. When he was released he eventually returned to doctoring and was killed during the Battle of Antietam as he was tending a wounded solider on the field of battle.
  3. Brigadier General Joseph Warren Revere (7th New Jersey Infantry Brigade) survived the war (May 17, 1812–April 20, 1880). After the Battle of Chancellorsville he was court-martialed for he claims “re-grouping”, they claimed “retreat”. President Lincoln reversed the decision, however General Revere submitted his letter of resignation which was accepted.
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brothers https://www.walkbostonhistory.com/history-blog/the-two-grandsons-of-paul-revere-that-fought-in-the-civil-war-to-end-the-compromise-with-slavery#
and their cousin
  • Joseph Warren Revere – was reviewed for a court-martial because at Chancellorsville he went rearward to regroup in a three-mile march back off the line. Lincoln gave him the option of resigning which he did. Afterward, he traveled the world and wrote books. He died aged 67 in 1880. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3648/joseph-warren-revere
 
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1) The names are: Paul Joseph Revere, Joseph Warren Revere and Edward Hutchinson Revere

2) What happened to them during the Civil War... a lot!

Both Paul and Edward were captured by Confederate troops during the Battle at Ball’s Bluff in Virginia in October of 1861. Edward was first taken to a Confederate prison in Leesburg and then to a prison at the Harwood tobacco factory in Richmond. Paul, who was wounded during the battle, was held in the infamous Libby prison in Richmond, although other sources state he was held at Harwood with his brother.
On February 22, Edward and Paul were paroled (released in exchange for Confederate prisoners) and went home to await their official exchange, which occurred in May.
Just a few months later, Paul and Edward fought in the Battle of Antietam in September of 1862. It was during this battle that Paul was wounded again and Edward was shot and killed while caring for a wounded soldier. Fortunately for Paul, he made another full recovery and went back to war. Paul then was wounded on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. He passed away just two days later. Paul was later posthumously promoted to Brigadier General.
Joseph was the only one of Paul Revere’s grandsons to survive the Civil War, but he had his fair share of bad fortune as well. At the Battle of Chancellorsville in the spring of 1863, Joseph withdrew his troops from battle without orders to do so, resulting in a court martial. Sentenced to be dismissed from the army, President Lincoln allowed Joseph to resign instead.

In short:
  • Edward Hutchinson Revere was killed in the Battle of Antietam.
  • Paul Joseph Revere was mortally wounded on the second day in the Battle of Gettysburg and died two days later.
  • Joseph survived the war, but was court martialled and sentenced to be dismissed from the army, but was allowed to resign instead.

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1.Paul Joseph Revere was Col. of the 20th Mass. Mortally wounded July 2nd at Gettysburg , he died a few days later.
2.Edward Hutchinson Revere was a surgeon in the 20th Mass. and was killed at Antietam.
3.Joseph Warren Revere was a brigadier general in charge of the 2nd brigade of the 2nd division of the 3rd corps at Chancellorsville . After the death of the division commander ( Berry) he took command and did a controversial "regrouping" of the division that resulted in a court martial for withdrawing troops without orders . He was sentenced to dismissal , but Lincoln intervened and he was allowed to resign.
 
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Paul Joseph Revere served as a colonel in the 20th Massachusetts Regiment. Wounded and captured by Confederate troops during the Battle at Ball’s Bluff in Virginia in October of 1861. Paroled in February of 1862. Wounded at Antietam and was later killed at Gettysburg.

Edward Hutchinson Revere was an assistant army surgeon in the same regiment. Also captured by Confederate troops during the Battle at Ball’s Bluff in Virginia in October of 1861. Paroled in February of 1862. Shot and killed at Antietam while caring for a soldier.

Joseph Warren Revere served as a Brigadier General in the New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. At the Battle of Chancellorsville in the spring of 1863, Joseph withdrew his troops from battle without orders to do so, resulting in a court martial. Sentenced to be dismissed from the army, President Abraham Lincoln allowed Joseph to resign instead.
 
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1. Paul Joseph Revere served as a colonel in the 20th Massachusetts Regiment. Paul was captured by Confederate troops during the Battle at Ball’s Bluff in Virginia in October of 1861. Paul, who was wounded during the battle, was held in the infamous Libby prison in Richmond, although other sources state he was held at Harwood with his brother. Fought and wounded at Antietam. Killed 2nd day at Gettysburg.
“In the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, October 21 1861, he was wounded in the leg and made prisoner, being confined first at Libby prison and afterward being one of seven Federal officers made hostages for the lives of Confederate privateersmen held by the United States government on the charge of piracy. For three months he was with his fellow hostages confined in a wretched cell of Henrico county jail. He was paroled on 22 of February, 1862, and being exchanged May 2 rejoined his regiment before Yorktown.”

“Paul and the other officers left us last Thursday for the jail, to await the trial of the privateersmen. There were seven in all from here, the rest of the fourteen being either in South Carolina or New Orleans. They are confined in one small cell, with two small windows. I hear from them everyday, but am not allowed to see them. You can imagine our anxiety to hear what action the government will take when they hear of their imprisonment, for there is not the slightest doubt in my mind that whatever is done to the privateersmen will be meted out to our unfortunate comrades.”
It was during Paul’s time at Henrico that he met Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew. Van Lew often visited Union soldiers in Confederate prisons in Richmond and brought them food, books and supplies.

On February 22, Edward and Paul were paroled (released in exchange for Confederate prisoners) and went home to await their official exchange, which occurred in May.

2. Edward Hutchinson Revere was an assistant army surgeon. Captured at Balls Bluff. Taken prisoner. Exchanged and fought at Antietam. Was shot and killed while tending to a prisoner.

3. Joseph Warren Revere served as a Brigadier General in the New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. At the Battle of Chancellorsville in the spring of 1863, Joseph withdrew his troops from battle without orders to do so, resulting in a court martial. Sentenced to be dismissed from the army, President Abraham Lincoln allowed Joseph to resign instead.
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Joseph W. Revere was a Union General who fought a few battles. His court-martial was overturned by Lincoln. He then retired.

Paul Joseph Revere was a Union Colonel who was mortally wounded at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, and died two days later.

Edward H.R. Revere, a Union doctor, was killed by a bullet through the heart, attending the wounded at the Battle of Antietam in September 1862.
 
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Three of Paul Revere’s grandsons served as soldiers for the Union army in the Civil War. Two served in a Massachusetts regiment while one served in a New Jersey regiment.

Name the three grandsons. What happened to each of them during the Civil War?

credit: @Eleanor Rose
Paul J. Revere (1832-1863), Colonel and Edward H. Revere (1827-1862), Assistant Surgeon, both of the 20th Massachusets Infantry. Both men were captured in the Battle of Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861. Both were paroled on February 22, 1862, and returned to service after convalescing. Paul was wounded and Edward killed in the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. After convalescing Paul returned to service. He died July 4, 1863, of wounds received in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Joseph W. Revere (1812-1880), Brigadier General, 2nd Division, III Corps, was court-martialed for actions he took during the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. His conviction was overturned upon review by President Lincoln. He resigned from the Army. In 1866 he was breveted Major-General of Volunteers.
 

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Brevet Brig. General Paul Joseph Revere 1832 - 1863 - Died from shell fragment wounding in his left lung at Gettysburg
Brig. General Joseph Warren Revere 1812 - 1880 - Reviewed for Court Martial due to actions at Chancellorsville resigned and traveled and wrote books
Major Frederick Balestier Revere 1823 - 1873 - Captain in 4th New York Cavalry and Major in 2nd New Jersey Cavalry

Edit - Although the Civil War Saga article cited as a source by a number of players says there were only three grandsons of Paul Revere who served in the Union Army, it is apparent that there was a fourth. Findagrave identifies Frederick Balestier Revere as the younger brother of Joseph Warren Revere, which means he was also a grandson of Paul Revere, and he did serve in a New Jersey regiment. There isn't much information about he did during the Civil War, but I guess being promoted from captain to major counts as something that happened, so I will give credit for this as a correct answer.

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