Siege of Boston



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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1775/00/00 Michael Cresap leads over 140 Maryland riflemen to Boston, the first troops from south of the Mason-Dixon line to join General Washington. Michael Cresap House, Oldtown
1775/03/17 Col Hancock's elegant seat (lost), situate near the Common, is attacked by a number of British officers, who, with their swords, cut and hack the fence, behave abusively by breaking people's windows and insulting almost every person they meet. Massachusetts Statehouse, Boston
1775/04/19 American militia lay siege prevent British troops from leaving Boston Fort Washington, Cambridge, MA
1775/07/00 Siege of Boston, George Washington Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA
1775/08/10 Elihu Adams, captain of the Braintree Company, dies of dysentery in camp on the Charles River in Cambridge. Captain Adams is buried in the Old Section of the Union Cemetery in Holbrook, Massachusetts. Holbrook, Massachusetts
1775/10/10 Colonel Quincy makes a note on a pane of glass - Governor Gage sail'd for England with a fair wind Josiah Quincy House, Quincy
1776/00/00 Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, Boston
1776/01/00 With the right wing of the patriot army camped in Roxbury, First Commander John Thomas uses his own residence as his headquarters. Roxbury Heritage State Park, Boston
1776/01/25 Henry Knox arrives in Boston with cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, used to fortify Dorchester Heights. Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, Boston
1776/03/04 John Thomas leads his division to fortify the Dorchester Heights overlooking the south harbor at Boston using cannon that Henry Knox brought from Fort Ticonderoga. Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, Boston
1776/03/17 After failing to enforce His Majesty's laws, the British Navy evacuates 11,000 British troops and some 1,000 Loyalists from Boston and set sail to the safety of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Long Wharf and Customhouse Block, Boston
1981/03/04 John Goddard is employed as a wagon-master by the Continental Army during the Fortification of Dorchester Heights, a nighttime act that requires the wagons to be as quiet as possible to avoid notice. Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, Boston

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