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The Battle of Bunker Hill: Part Two

Orders concerning what was to be done to prepare for the Battle of Bunker Hill came from General Ward, the man who would be the ranking officer until General Washington arrived. Frothingham explains what the orders were: “The detachment was placed under the command of Colonel Prescott, of Pepperell, who had orders in writing, from General Ward, to proceed that evening (June 16th) to Bunker Hill, build fortifications to be planned by Col. Richard Gridley, the chief engineer, and defend them...

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