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This rare early American print depicts a conflict often referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill. Near the start of the American Revolution, the action took place on the Charlestown Peninsula, north of Boston Harbor and involved 2,400 British troops commanded by Major General Howe ranged against 1,500 Americans of the Continental Army under General Artemas Ward and General Israel Putnam. Here, straight ranks of colonial troops in blue face the advancing red-coated British, with a glimpse of Boston shown at right and Charlestown burning at left. Medium: etching with hand colouring.
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