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Letter from John Bromfield to Jeremiah Powell, 21 June 1775

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Title:
Letter from John Bromfield to Jeremiah Powell, 21 June 1775
Description:
In this account written four days after the battle, a man from Newburyport, north of Boston, recounts what he has heard of the events of June 16 and 17 -- beginning with the difficulties of the colonists working to fortify the hill in Charlestown. He passes on to his friend a description of what happens when the provincial forces laboring away realize that British troops are heading right toward them, coming across the water from Boston. He describes the actions that follow and particularly the role of the two Newburyport companies. And he then describes the "greatest loss" of all. From the Miscellaneous Bound Manuscripts
Addressee:
Powell, Jeremiah, 1714-1789
Author:
Bromfield, John, 1743-1807
Date:
June 21, 1775
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
Bunker Hill, Battle of
History
Revolution
Siege
1775-1775
1783-1775
1776
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Boston, Mass.
Boston (Mass.)
Extent:
20.2 cm x 15.9 cm
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_720