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An account of guns belonging to Bunker Hill veterans
"Autograph Document Signed by Baxter How, Clerk, n.p., dated and endorsed on verso by Zadock Putnam, April 4, 1776. 1page, 8 x 6.5 in. 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. Small loss at intersection of folds not affecting text, light soiling and marginal wear. Very good condition with dark, bold writing.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. See additional background on the Grafton Minutemen. "
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