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    Sergeant Nathan Blood Signed Orders, Issued Days After Lexington-Concord. One page, 4" x 2", n.p., April 27, 1775. Blood is known as one of the "Martyrs of Bunker Hill," where he and approximately 140 soldiers in the Continental Army died early in America's fight for independence. Blood was a true patriot who lived in the Lexington area and enlisted in the Continental Army on the very day that war broke out between British and American forces at Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775). Six days later, acting as Quarter Master for Dow's Company (Prescott's Regiment) of the Continental Army, Nathan Blood received this order for supplies.

    In full: "April 25, 1775 to Comm. Davis. Deliver to Capt. Reuben Dow, six pots and twelve dishes and twenty wooden bottles. John Pigeon." Blood has docketed the order on verso: "Rec'd the Contents, by me Nathan Blood, Quarter M," and "Order from Cmd'g Genl & Rect. from Nathan Blood, 27th April."

    A mere six weeks after docketing this supply order, Nathan Blood was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill, making his signature extremely rare and desirable. Order is lightly age toned and has been tipped to larger sheet bearing a picture of a Bunker Hill Memorial honoring the men from Prescott's Regiment who gave their lives, which lists Blood as one of the fallen. Lightly age toned; very boldly penned. In fine condition.

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