The Second Battle of Bunker's Hill.
We use this caption advisedly, as the hill was then known as Bunker's
. The result was not accomplished without resistance, there was considerable loss of life, as well as destruction of property occupied by the enemy, and some prisoners with their arms taken.
A study of a map of the locality at that period would show the area now covered by railroad tracks, freight houses etc., to have been the Charlestown Mill Pond
A later map would show the Tufts' Mill Pond
, where is now the Charlestown Playground
and the isthmus known as the ‘Neck,’ very narrow.
At that time Samuel and Ebenezer Hall formerly of Medford
were publishing the ‘New England
Chronicle,’ (‘Printers’ they styled themselves) at Stoughton 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:—