March 4-5, 1776. George Washington trump

March 4-5, 1776. George Washington trumps the British siege of Boston when 2,000 men haul large artillery pieces onto Dorchester Heights, preventing the British from safely navigating Boston Harbor. An overnight force of 800 soldiers post more than twelve cannons, brought from New York’s Fort Tincoderoga in January. To cover the overnight mission, American cannons noisily fire from another location.

About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia.
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