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[p. 35] with their colonel, went to the redoubt. After the battle they slept on their arms at Prospect Hill.

Three Medford men were under Stark: Rev. David Osgood, chaplain; Daniel Reed, drummer; and Robert Bushby.

Although Medford was not the scene of battle, she was near enough to experience the excitement and bitterness of war. We can imagine the people huddled in little groups on Pasture Hill, or on the marshes, hearing the boom of cannon, seeing the smoke of burning Charlestown, but, on account of the position of Bunker and Breed's hills, seeing only a part of the actual battle.

In the afternoon Major McClary, of Epsom, N. H., came galloping back to town for bandages.

He had scant time to answer the numberless questions of the people who crowded around him.

Putting spurs to his horse, he hurried back, only to fall a victim to the murderous fire from the ships in the river, as he crossed Charlestown Neck.

His retreating comrades found his body, from which his pistols and valuables had been stolen.

They brought him back to Medford and buried him with honors of war.

At twilight the wounded were brought into town. A hospital was improvised in a large open space near where the engine-house now stands. The women of the town, who had been busy all day caring for the refugees from Charlestown who had reached Medford, now gave their services for the wounded.

In suspense as to the fate of their own husbands and sons, it was a blessing to do something for their New Hampshire comrades.

Among these faithful women was Sarah Bradlee Fulton, who later proved her bravery by carrying despatches into Boston during the siege, making the journey on foot at dead of night.

In 1849 the graves of twenty-five soldiers of the Revolution, supposed to be New Hampshire men, were found

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