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ched over to Bunker Hill, and about midnight began their work.
This Common contained also the famous elm under which Washington took command of the Continental Army.
On his arrival at Cambridge in 1775, he found upwards of nine thousand militia e were ordered to be transported to Cambridge to be used in the siege of Boston.
General Knox was a great favorite of Washington, and to him was given the execution of the order to remove one hundred of the heavy cannon, captured by Allen, from Crusetts down to the sea. The cannon were too cumbersome for field use, but were especially adapted for siege-guns, which Washington stood greatly in need of for the seven miles of redoubts around Boston.
After the British evacuated Boston, the cannonare destined to keep peaceful vigil through the dim future over the first camp ground of the Revolution,—the spot where Washington and his generals organized that gallant army which, after years of struggle and vicissitude, won for the nation a glori