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Court martial convicts General Joseph Revere, grandson of the patriot, for his retreat at Chancellorsville

Joseph Warren Revere, detail
05/15/1863
General Joseph W. Revere, grandson of the famous patriot and commander of the Excelsior Brigade, Third Corps, Army of the Potomac, was convicted of "conduct prejudicial to the good order and military discipline." Revere had withdrawn his men to regroup during the recent Battle of Chancellorsville, drawing the ire of General Sickles, who brought the charges.  Revere was convicted and dismissed from the service.  Later, President Lincoln, who considered the case as unworthy scapegoating, reinstated Revere who then resigned. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
War Department, Thomas M. O'Brien, Oliver Diefendorf (eds), General Orders of the War Department, Embracing the years 1861, 1862, 1863  ...  (New York: Derby and Miller, 1864), II: 355. 

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