Benjamin FranklinThe British Army was one of the most powerful military forces of the day. Their leaders were career officers. The troops were regularly trained and well equipped. Yet, the enlisted ranks were often filled with soldiers recruited against their will — poor and unemployed men, sometimes taken right from jail.
Most colonists who fought in this battle were not trained soldiers. They freely fought in militia units from their hometowns. The British commanders did not expect such an improvised army to perform as well as it did. Though the Americans lost this hill, they grew more unified and determined to fight for their freedom.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 330332 N 4693618|
|Decimal Degrees||42.37633333, -71.06083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.58', W 71° 3.65'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 34.80" N, 71° 3' 39.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||617, 781, 857|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 50 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02129, US|
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