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    An account of guns belonging to Bunker Hill veterans.

    [Revolutionary War] Account of Guns Autograph Document Signed "Baxter How". One page (with dated endorsement on verso signed by Zadock Putnam), 8.125" x 6.625", [no place], April 4, 1776 (on verso). This unusual document notes the presence of three guns, appraised by the "Continental Committee " (at around £2 per gun), together with two cartridge boxes. The equipment is owned by Zadock Putnam, Benjamin Grover, and Henry Redner, all of Capt. Luke Drury's Company, Col. Jonathan Ward's Regiment. All three men were present the previous year at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Putnam, one of Drury's men, was also one of the Minutemen who responded to the Lexington Alarm. Following their response to the Lexington Alarm and the Battle of Bunker Hill, Ward's Regiment was stationed on the lines at Dorchester and remained there until their term of service expired on January 1, 1776. Many reenlisted in other units and may have taken part in the seizure of Dorchester Heights in March, which forced the British to evacuate Boston. Weak at folds, pinhole at center fold intersection, light chipping at margins, overall very good.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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