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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., The Second Battle of Bunker's Hill. (search)
n 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 of Medford, and embraced that of Burlington, Wilmington, Woburn, Winchester, Somerville and parts of Arlington, Medford, and Malden. Its corporate existence became finally absorbed in that of Boston in 1874. The three or four houses that Major Knowlton left could have afforded but little shelter to the British troops whom editor or printer Hall styled ministerial butchers. The result of the action was that the lines were closer drawn against the enemy in Charlestown. We will refer again