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         The collection of militia units that had gathered around Boston from April 1775 and March 1776 were formed by General George Washington into the nucleus of the Continental Line. Initially it was referred to as Washington's Army. The first battle that took place in which Washington's Army participated came on 7 June 1775 when the British troops under Sir William Howe assaulted the entrenchments constructed at the summit of Breed's Hill on the Charlestown Neck north of Boston.

"The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill" by John Trumball
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

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