Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
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An 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones. The high elevation of the burying ground made it a strategic location. The British occupied in during the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first battle of the American Revolution, June 17, 1775. They were able to place cannon there and fire down on Charlestown, located just across the Inner Harbor. Charlestown was settled by Puritan families in 1629, a year earlier than Boston. The Bunker Hill monument is located in Charlestown. Bunker Hill Day is still observed in Boston, and many public buildings are closed. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; English Colonies; Governing Ourselves; How we learn about communities; Revolutionary War 16 History; 17 Geography
|Illinois Heritage Association|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes
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