Prescott and Linzee swords
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
The swords of Col. William Prescott and Capt. John Linzee, who fought on opposite sides at the Battle of Bunker Hill, were mounted in 1859 for the MHS. The swords cross through a wreath of olive leaves underneath the crests of the two families, who later came together through marriage.