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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill

Below is not Bunker Hill.  It is Copp's Hill, where General John Burgoyne observed, and British cannons fired upon, the Americans on Breed's Hill.  On New Year's Eve day I traveled up to Boston to traverse the ground, and was struck by the proximity.  Sadly, at least by my efforts, I could not see the Bunker Hill monument from this spot, but aimed towards the bridge and Charlestown.  If the building were not there, I'd have been able to look through Burgoyne's eyes.

The Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775) was an expensive victory for the British.  This view gives a sense of place; more in later posts.

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