Costly Battle on Breed’s Hill

        Battle of Bunker Hill

 Dear family and friends,

I witnessed the bloodiest battle from my rooftop this morning.  Looking north beyond the Charles River I could see British cannonballs firing on Charlestown and regiments of Redcoats storming Breed’s Hill.  It looked as if the entrenched colonial militiamen were successful at first in answering the British charges but upon the third wave of grenadiers I could see the militiamen retreating over the hill.   Many are dead, I fear.

I pray your loved ones are all safe.

Saddened and anxious,

Isabella

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