Joseph Warren was an American doctor who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as president of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Warren enlisted Paul Revere and William Dawes on April 18, 1775, to leave Boston and spread the alarm that the British were setting out to raid the town of Concord and arrest rebel leaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Warren participated the following day in the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Warren had been commissioned as a major general in the colony's militia shortly before the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill but Warren chose to serve in the battle as a private soldier and was killed in combat.
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