Why the British had to evacuate Boston

Boston from Dorchester Heights

This view, from 1838, shows the rather commanding position Dorchester Heights had over the town of Boston, so when Henry Knox got his Fort Ticonderoga cannons up there, the British really had no choice but to flee.

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I'll be back...

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...before thou canst say Ticonderoga. If thou canst say Ticonderoga.

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Nyuk nyuk nyuk

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nyuk nyuk nyuk

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Pencil please?

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What dost Ticonderoga haveth to do
With thou marker of paper numbering 2?
The British naval foes
Did see the writing upon the ramparts their woe.

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Don't Knox it.

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What's the big building

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on the hill across the harbor? That's Beacon Hill, right? The print was made after the current State House was built but depicts a scene from the days of the Old State House, which doesn't look at all like that.

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"This view, from 1838"

I think that means it depicts what Dorchester Heights looked like in 1838, not what it looked like in 1776.

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