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Posted By: on: 08/03/2000 20:38:08 EDT
Subject: RE: Col. Paul Revere

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Does anyone have any information about Col. Paul Revere, the grandson of Paul Revere (of the midnight ride fame). I'm told he fought at Gettysburg with the 20th Mass. Volunteers.
Thanks to all!
Elly

Hi Elly,
In a book I have entitled "A Yankee Spy In Richmond" by David Ryan, it says that Paul Joseph Revere was the great-grandson of the Revolutionary Paul Revere and that in January of 1862 he was a prisoner of war being held in Harwood Prison in Richmond. According to Ryan, Revere was exchanged the following month and was killed at the battle of Gettysburg. The book doesn't give his rank or his regiment, though, so I can't confirm that he was in the 20th Mass.
Hope this helps a little,
Carolyn




Elly,
Out of curosity I check another book, "Ashes of Glory" by "Pat" Furgurson. He says that Revere was the grandson - not great-grandson - of Paul Revere, and that at the time he was in Richmond he was a Major. Furgurson also confirms that he was in the 20th Mass. Since the Revolutionary Paul Revere was born in 1735, I think it's more likely that the major was his great-grandson, but who knows. He also could have been a colonel at the time of his death. Maybe someone else here has more information on him.
Carolyn

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