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1770
 
March 5
Boston Massacre
1773
 
December 13
Boston Tea Party
1774
 
June 1
Boston Port Act goes into effect; British forces occupy town and closes port
1775
April
April 19
Battle of Concord & Lexington
   
April 20
Seige of Boston Begins
 
May
May 15
Nathaniel Ober begins his diary
   
May 25
British reinforcements arrive in Boston including General William Howe, General John Burgoyne and Lieutenant John Waller of the 1st Battalion of Marines
 
June
June 9
Peter Brown enlists in Colonel William Prescott's regiment
   
June14-17
Nathaniel Ober's diary account of the Siege of Boston
   
June 17
Battle of Bunker Hill
   
June18-22
Letter from Abigail to her husband, John Adams
   
June 19
Letter from James Warren to his wife, Mercy Otis Warren
   
June 19
Letter from Joseph Palmer to John Adams
   
June 25
Letter from Peter Brown to his mother, Sarah Brown
   
June 25
Copy of a letter written by Lieutenant John Waller describing the Battle of Bunker Hill
   
June 25
Letter from Major General John Burgoyne to his nephew, Lord Stanley (published in London, November 27
   
June 26
Broadside account of the Battle of Bunker Hill published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
   
July 3
George Washington takes command of the army besieging Boston
   
August 25
Letter from Colonel William Prescott to John Adams
   
September 15
Nathaniel Ober's diary ends
   
November 27
June 25 letter from Major General John Burgoyne to his nephew, Lord Stanley published in London.
1776
 
March 17
British evacuate Boston
   
July 4
American Independence declared in Philadelphia
1781
 
October 18
General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
1783
 
September 13
Treaty of Paris ends the Revolutionary War
1818
 
October 28
Abigail Adams dies in Quincy
1825
 
June 17
Cornerstone laid for the Bunker Hill Monument
1826
 
July 4
John Adams dies in Quincy
1843
 
June 17
Ceremonies to mark the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument
1846
 
March
Draft of letter from John Quincy Adams to Joseph Sturge
1848
 
February 23
John Quincy Adams dies in the United States Capitol while representing Massachusetts in Congress
       


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