Orders concerning what was to be done to prepare for the Battle of Bunker Hill came from General Ward, the man who would be the ranking officer until General Washington arrived. Frothingham explains what the orders were: “The detachment was placed under the command of Colonel Prescott, of Pepperell, who had orders in writing, from General Ward, to proceed that evening (June 16th) to Bunker Hill, build fortifications to be planned by Col. Richard Gridley, the chief engineer, and defend them until he should be relieved, the order not to be communicated until the detachment had passed Charlestown Neck.”Read more ›
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The Battle of Bunker Hill took place because it was the plan recommended by General Israel Putnam to lure the British army out of Boston and make them pay a dear price to take the hill. This is how the battle came about. The British had decided to take Dorchester Heights, and because of the strategic advantage that would give the British, the patriots were determined to respond.Read more ›
When George Washington arrived at Boston, he was determined to live by his faith and expected others to do the same. On July 4, 1775, which was just two days after he had arrived in Cambridge and formally took command, he issued a general order which illustrates this.Read more ›
The American church has a problem. It’s one part fear, one part confusion and one part apathy. Pastors, priests and rabbis have long swallowed the false notion that all things religious and all things political are somehow mutually exclusive – that never the twain shall meet.Read more ›
In part one of this article, I told you that in George Washington’s letter to Martha on June 23, 1775, the morning he was leaving Philadelphia for Boston to assume his position as commander-in-chief of the Continental army, he said to her, “I go fully trusting in that Providence, which has been more bountiful to me than I deserve.”Read more ›
As Jews are vilified in the universities and colleges for support of Israel, and as President Obama makes the absurd and utterly false claim that Islam played a major role in America’s founding, it is good to remember the major contributions Jews have made to this country, beginning in their early years on these welcoming shores.Read more ›