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Civil War Soldiers - Revere
|Revere, Joseph W., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Boston, Mass., May 17, 1812. He entered the
service of the United States in 1828 as midshipman in the navy, was
promoted past midshipman in 1834 and lieutenant in 1841, and served
during the Mexican war, where he raised the first United States flag
on the north side of the bay of San Francisco. He left the service of
the United States in 1850, entered the Mexican service as
lieutenant-colonel of artillery, and was knighted by Queen Isabella of
Spain for saving the lives of her subjects. When the Civil war broke
out he re-entered the national service, becoming colonel of the 7th N.
J. volunteers, Sept. 19, 1861. He was promoted brigadier-general of
volunteers, Oct. 25, 1862, and commanded a brigade at Fredericksburg
and Chancellorsville. For his action at Chancellorsville he was
censured by Gen. Joseph B. Carr, commanding the division, and a
court-martial dismissed him from the service in May, 1863. However, he
succeeded in having the proceedings reopened and President Lincoln
subsequently accepted his resignation from the army. Gen. Revere died
in Hoboken, N. J., April 20, 1880.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908