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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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Battle of Bunkers-Hill

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Blank-verse tragedy by H. H. Brackenridge, written in 1776 for production at Somerset Academy, Maryland, of which he was a master. It consists of two conversations, one between...

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Battle of Bunkers-Hill, The

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 45 words.

blank-verse tragedy by H. H. Brackenridge, written in 1776 for production at Somerset Academy, Maryland, of which he was

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Brackenridge, Hugh Henry (1748–1816)

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 34 words.

The Battle of Bunkers-Hill (1776) Drama The Death of General Montgomery (1777) Drama Six Political Discourses

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Brackenridge, Hugh Henry (1748–1816)

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 41 words.

The Battle of Bunkers-Hill (1776) Drama

The Death of General Montgomery (1777) Drama

Six Political Discourses...

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Hugh Henry Brackenridge

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1748–1816) American novelist, dramatist, and poet

The Battle of Bunkers-Hill (1776) DramaThe Death of General Montgomery (1777) DramaSix Political Discourses (1778)...

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Bunker-Hill

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

AT: The Death of General Warren A: John Daly Burk Pf: 1797, Boston Pb:null...

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Gould, Hannah Flagg

Kenneth M. Price.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 813 words.

Gould, Hannah Flagg (03 September 1789–05 September 1865), poet, was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, the daughter of Benjamin Gould and Griselda Apthorp Flagg. In a number of poems she...

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Yankee Doodle

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 83 words.

A *nursery rhyme which is an unofficial national song of the United States. It seems to have originated in America some time around the mid-18th cent. and was adopted by the British troops...

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Mulvany, Charles Pelham (1835–1885), writer and Church of England clergyman

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 569 words.

Mulvany, Charles Pelham (1835–1885), writer and Church of England clergyman, was born in Dublin on 20 May 1835, the son of Henry William Mulvany, barrister, and grandson of a captain in the...

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Jacob Duché

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1737–98), Philadelphia-born Anglican clergyman, preached to the Revolutionary soldiers (1775–76), his most famous sermon being The Duty of Standing Fast in Our Spiritual and Temporal...

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Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Romance by Melville, published in 1855. It is largely based on an anonymous Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter (1824).

Israel Potter, a New England boy, after youthful...

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Ames, Fisher

Winfred E. A. Bernhard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Politics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 2540 words.

Ames, Fisher (09 April 1758–04 July 1808), Federalist party leader, member of Congress, essayist, and renowned orator, was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Ames, Sr., a...

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