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Battle of Bunker Hill

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(17 June 1775)

A battle in the American War of Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas Gage, the British commander besieged in Boston, sent 2400 troops (redcoats) to take...

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Dowse, Thomas

Louis Leonard Tucker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 945 words.

Dowse, Thomas (28 December 1772–04 November 1856), bibliophile, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the son of Eleazer Dowse, a tanner and leather dresser, and Mehitable Brenthall. The...