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of a letter from Lieutenant John
Waller, Boston, June 21, 1775. Lieutenant Waller
was the Adjutant of the 1st Battalion of Marines (later the
Royal Marines) sent to Boston in the spring of 1775. His detailed
account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, an action "very fatal
to the 1st Battalion," clearly addresses a friend or fellow
officer familiar with the officers of the battalion.
Society also holds Adjutant Waller's orderly book for the
period March 1775January 1776. The orderly book contains all
the official orders received and issued by the Marines. After
the battle, the 1st Battalion manned a fortification that
the British built on Bunker Hill.