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Bunker Hill Survivor Peter Martin to His Mother

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 Bunker Hill Survivor Peter Martin Letter to His Mother


The enemy...advanced towards us in order to swallow us up, but they found a chokey mouthful of us, though we could do nothing with our small arms as yet for distance, and had but two cannon and nary a gunner.  And they from Boston and from the ships a-firing and throwing bombs, keeping us down till they got almost round us.  But God, in His mercy to us, fought our battle for us, and although we were but few and so were suffered to be defeated by them, we were preserved in a most wonderful manner, far beyond expectation, to admiration...

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