British Evacuation of Boston

March 26, 1776

In the spring of 1776, the colonists had something to cheer about. The British cannon they had captured and taken from Ft. Ticonderoga had been hauled overland during the winter by Colonel Henry Knox and his men. The cannon had reached the rebel army outside Boston in March, and in one night, Washington set up the fortification of Dorchester Heights overlooking the city with the heavy guns aimed at the British fleet anchored below. On March 26, 1776, British fleet left Boston.

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