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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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Barton, William

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 890 words.

Barton, William (26 May 1748–22 October 1831), revolutionary war soldier, was born in Warren, Rhode Island, the son of Benjamin Barton and Lydia (maiden name unknown). Information about his...

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McDonald, Donald

Bobby G. Moss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1893 words.

McDonald, Donald (?–04 April 1788), British officer, was born in Scotland. Nothing is known of his early life. He participated in the battle at Culloden Moor in Scotland. After coming to...

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Febiger, Christian

Willard Sterne Randall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 971 words.

Febiger, Christian (1746–20 September 1796), revolutionary officer, was born at Fâborg on the island of Fünen, Denmark. His parents’ names are unknown. He attended a military school and...

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