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E.H.R. Revere

E.H.R. Revere

Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

Edward Hutchinson Robbins Revere

(1827 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, Class of 1849

Command Billet: Assistant Regimental Surgeon

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Grandson of the famous silversmith and Revolutionary rider, he attended Harvard College and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1849. On 10 September 1861, a physician in Boston, he enrolled for military service, and on 14 September was commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, the same unit as his younger brother Paul Joseph Revere. He was captured at Ball's Bluff, VA on 21 October, was held in the prison in the Liggon tobacco factory in Richmond, VA, and was exchanged on about 15 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was shot and killed while caring for a wounded soldier on the battlefield at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was honored by brevet to Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers to date from the battle.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. The photograph here from a CDV offered at auction by Cowan's in December 2008.


7/23/1827; Boston, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35  [AotW citation 25875]