On this day in 1776, Joseph Warren was re-interred at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. Warren had been killed by a bullet to the head at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, and buried in a shallow grave with several other American dead. After British troops evacuated from Boston in March of 1776, Warren's friends exhumed his remains and transferred them to the Granary Burying Ground.
In 1824, Warren's bones were moved again, to St. Paul's Church. In 1855, they were moved again, to Forest Hill Cemetery.