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Revolutionary War document regarding the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first battles in the Revolutionary War during the Siege of Boston. Datelined 1 August 1775 from Medford, Massachusetts, document serves as a reimbursement receipt to Seth Blodget of Medford, who quartered soldiers who fought at Bunker Hill. Reads in part: ''barracking 100 Soldiers [for] 2 weeks'' beginning 21 April 1775 (two days after Lexington & Concord) for ''Cap Lynn's & part of Major Moore's Companies'', as well as ''3 rooms Cap Kinsman's Company & others to June 10th 1775''.

On 17 June 1775, the 1st New Hampshire Regiment companies of Captains John Moore and Aaron Kinsman -- referenced in this document, fought at Bunker Hill, one week after Kingsman's company left the residence of Seth Blodget. In fact, in this document dated approximately two weeks after Bunker Hill, Moore is referenced as Major, a promotion he received on 18 June to replace Major McClary who was killed during the Battle. Although the British were able to capture the Charlestown Peninsula as a result of Bunker Hill, it was a pyrrhic victory, as they lost 1,000 men in killed and wounded, including almost 100 officers. After Bunker Hill, the British declined to attack again until they ultimately retreated to Nova Scotia in March 1776, thereby ending the Siege of Boston. Document is signed by J. Gilman, likely John T. Gilman of New Hampshire, who later served as the state's Treasurer and Governor. Measures 8.25'' x 6.5''. In well-preserved, near fine condition given age.
Revolutionary War Document Regarding the Siege of Boston -- Receipt for Lodging of Troops Who Fought at Bunker HillRevolutionary War Document Regarding the Siege of Boston -- Receipt for Lodging of Troops Who Fought at Bunker HillRevolutionary War Document Regarding the Siege of Boston -- Receipt for Lodging of Troops Who Fought at Bunker Hill
Revolutionary War Document Regarding the Siege of Boston -- Receipt for Lodging of Troops Who Fought at Bunker Hill
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