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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., The Second Battle of Bunker's Hill. (search)
that period would show the area now covered by railroad tracks, freight houses etc., to have been the Charlestown Mill Pond. A later map would show the Tufts' Mill Pond, where is now the Charlestown Playground and the isthmus known as the Neck, very narrow. At that time Samuel and Ebenezer Hall formerly of Medford were publishing the New England Chronicle, (Printers they styled themselves) at Stoughton Hall, one of the Harvard College buildings in Cambridge. To their paper of Thursday, January 11, 1776, we refer the readers of the Register for an interesting account of this affair:— Cambridge, January 11. Last Monday evening Major Knowlton was dispatched with 100 men, to make an incursion into Charlestown. He crossed the Mill Dam which lays between Cobble Hill and Bunker's Hill, about nine o'clock, and immediately proceeded down the street on the westerly side of Bunker's Hill; a part of the men under the command of Capt. Kyes, at the same time were ordered to take po