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The Lessons of Bunker Hill for Gen. Washington

In preparing my presentation on the Battle of Bunker Hill earlier this month, I nearly came to the conclusion that Gen. George Washington took two lessons, one good and one bad, from what he heard about that battle. By “nearly” I mean those thoughts...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Aug 2013

“From Revolution to New Nation” Teachers’ Institute, 29 July-2 Aug

Here the first of two weeklong workshops for teachers that I know are happening in and around Boston this summer. From Revolution to New Nation: Exploring Boston’s Trails to Freedom, 1760–1860 Monday, 29 July, through Friday, 2 August 2013 Travel...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jul 2013

Winthrop Chandler’s Bunker Hill

This is Winthrop Chandler’s representation of the Battle of Bunker Hill, painted probably in 1776 or 1777 as a firescreen for the house of a cousin in Pomfret, Connecticut. It’s now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and you can...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jun 2013

Bunker Hill Monument and Memory

Major-General Henry Dearborn by Gilbert Stuart Yesterday marked the 170th anniversary of the commemoration of the Bunker Hill Monument. It took the Bunker Hill Monument Association, thousands of individual donors, a craft and bake sale organized by Sarah...

Ashley Bowen and the News of Bunker’s Hill

On 16 June 1775, mariner Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) of Marblehead wrote in his diary: “General [Israel] Putnam is a-trenching on Bunker’s Hill at Charlestown.” Bowen seems to have known everything that happened in his home town, and on that evening...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Jun 2013

The Whites of their Eyes

Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam Myth: During the so-called Battle of Bunker Hill, Israel Putnam (some say William Prescott) issued a command: “Do not fire till you see the whites of their eyes!” Displaying great courage and discipline in the face of advancing...

The Slow Spread of Official News about Bunker Hill

In response to this week’s question about George Washington on 17 June 1775, the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill, a few people guessed he was in New York on the way to the siege lines. In fact, he didn’t leave Philadelphia until the morning of 23...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 May 2013

What Was Washington Doing During the Battle of Bunker Hill?

On Tuesday I posed the question of what George Washington was doing during the Battle of Bunker Hill, which occurred on the afternoon of 17 June 1775. As several people noted, around that date the Continental Congress was making Washington the commander-in-chief...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 May 2013

Q. & A. on Bunker Hill with Nathaniel Philbrick, part 2

Today Boston 1775 concludes a colloquy with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution. Q. What could the American commanders have done differently to win the battle? What could the British commanders have done differently...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 May 2013

Q. & A. on Bunker Hill with Nathaniel Philbrick, part 1

Here’s the first part of my blog interview with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the new book Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution. Q. Your new book is titled Bunker Hill, but it describes the years before that battle on 17 June 1775 and continues...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 May 2013

Nat Philbrick’s Bunker Hill: Talks, Reviews, and a Giveaway

Today is the publication date of Nathaniel Philbrick’s new book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution. He’s speaking about it three times this week in Massachusetts:Wednesday, 1 May, 6:00 P.M., Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline. Co-sponsored...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Apr 2013

Three Statues of Dr. Joseph Warren

After yesterday’s news about this month’s unveiling of a new Samuel Adams statue at the Boston Tea Party Ships, Boston 1775 reader John L. Smith wrote:Are you familiar with a statue anywhere in Boston (or anywhere for that matter) of Dr. Warren? HE...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Apr 2013

“Hardcore guys—90% of them emanate from a one-square-mile neighborhood called Charlestown”

This week broke the news that Warner Bros. paid a fairly hefty sum for a movie option on Nathaniel Philbrick’s upcoming book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution.The article said: The project was acquired for Pearl Street Films as...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Mar 2013

The Truth about Thomas Machin

I’ve been discussing the early life of Thomas Machin, commissioned a lieutenant in the Continental Army artillery on 18 Jan 1776. But what had he been doing before then? His family left an account that had Machin born to a distinguished British scientist,...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Mar 2013

The Holes in Thomas Machin’s Biography

Yesterday I quoted the biography of Thomas Machin, military engineer for the Continental Army, as it was published in 1845. It linked the man by blood to one of England’s most prominent mathematicians, by employment to one of England’s finest engineers...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Mar 2013

The Early Life of Thomas Machin

After the Revolutionary War, Capt. Thomas Machin of the Continental artillery settled in upstate New York, built mills, and raised a family. In his 1845 History of Schoharie County, Jeptha R. Simms (shown here, courtesy of Three Rivers) devoted a great...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Mar 2013

Archeology Lectures Coming Up Next Week

October is Archeology Month in Massachusetts, and here are a couple of free lectures related to the archeology of the eighteenth century. (That state website lists several others as well, but these two caught me eye.)On Tuesday, 16 October, at 7:00 P.M....
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Oct 2012

That’s Some Green Beret

From the NEREV email list I learned of the comic book Tod Holton, Super Green Beret! This magazine, published by Lightning Comics, lasted all of two issues in 1967. But those issues are preserved in full on Ethan Persoff’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Aug 2012

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