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Chapter 39: Bunker Hill battle. June 17, 1775. Ward determined, if possible, to avoid a general Chap. Xxxix} 1775. June 17. action. Apprehending that, if reenforcements should leave his camp, the main attack of the British would be made upon Cambridge, he refused to impair his strength at Headquarters; but he ordered the New Hampshire regiments of Stark, stationed at Medford, and of Reed, near Charlestown neck, to march to Prescott's support. When word was brought that the British were actually landing in Charlestown, the general regarded it as a feint, and still refused to change his plan. But here the character of New England shone out in its brightest lustre. The welcome intelligence that the British had actually sallied out of Boston, thrilled through men, who were waiting impatiently to avenge the blood of their murdered countrymen. Owing to the want of activity in Ward, who did not leave his house during the whole day, all was confusion; but while the bells