Evacuation Day

“March 17, Sunday – St. Patrick’s Day. The Provincials are throwing up a battery on Nook Hill on Dorchester Neck, which has occasioned much firing this night. This morning the troops evacuated the town, and went on board the transports at and about Long Wharf; they sailed and got most part of them into King Road. About noon General Putnam and some troops came into town to the great joy of the inhabitants that remained behind.” – John Rowe, 1776.

 

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