George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General John Sullivan, 10 March 1776

From Brigadier General John Sullivan

Winter Hill, 10 March 1776. “As Brigadier Genl of the Day Yesterday Orderd the Guards to be visited; found them alert as usual.

ADS, DNA: RG 93, Revolutionary War Rolls. Sullivan included in his report a return of the guards with “Occurrences” at several of the posts. At 10:00 a.m. on 9 Mar., he reported that he “went Down the River in a Boat by Bunkers Hill[.] no Large cannon there & but three Field pieces.” At noon “Saw a Large Number of Regulars Embarkg with their Baggage & a Large Ship Fell Down to the Castle.” At 2:00 p.m. “Saw a Boat Load of Soldiers go from Bunkers Hill to Boston.” At 3:00 p.m. “Returned up by Bunkers Hill & Discovered but few people there.” At 9:00 p.m. “The Enemy began a fire on our people from their works in Boston.” At 10:00 p.m. “We Fired upon them from Cobble Hill and Leachmores point.” At 2:00 a.m. on 10 Mar. “the Firing Ceased on both Sides.” At 7:00 a.m. “Saw a Brig Sail from Boston.” At 8:00 a.m. “Saw a Large Ship Sail from Do.”

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