stop him. He turned and pushed for the Medford road, and got clear of them.
He says, I went through Medford over the bridge and up to Menotomy.
In Medford I waked the Captain of the Minute Men, and after that, I alarmed almost every house till I got to Lexington.
Miss Helen T. Wild in her History of Medford in the Revolution says, Captn Hall and his company marched to Lexington and there joined Captn John Brooks and his Reading company . . . . The combined companies met the British at Merriam's Corner and followed them to Charlestown Ferry, continuing their fire until the last of the troops had embarked.
The Medford company was in the 37th Mass. Regiment, commanded by Col. Thos. Gardner.
In the account of the Battle of Bunker Hill in his Siege of Boston, Frothingham says, After the British landed, this regiment (Gardner's) was stationed in the road leading to Lechmere's Point, and late in the day was ordered to Charlestown.
On arriving at Bunker Hill, General Putnam ordered p