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Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle: As She Saw It from the Belfry

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Poet Laureate of Boston, wrote this poem in 1875 as part of the Centenary celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Two months after Lexington and Concord, American forces seized some high ground in Charleston, threatening the British fleet and Boston, itself.Within hours the British retaliated.While the battle of June 17, 1775 was brief (the colonia
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Hardcover, 80 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Chapman Billies (first published 1875)
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Majenta
Oct 02, 2016 Majenta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and...sweet? How can a battle story be sweet? Read and see... And enjoy!

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Majenta
Oct 02, 2016 Majenta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet. Wait, a battle? SWEET? Just have a read.... Just very well done.
Thanks for reading.
Eric
A historical account of the battle of Bunker Hill written in rhyme.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was a physician by profession but achieved fame as a writer; he was one of the best regarded American poets of the 19th century.

Although mainly known as a poet, Holmes wrote numerous medical treatises, essays, novels, memoirs and table-talk books.
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