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The deserter executed on Boston Common

With Redcoats firmly ensconced in Boston 250 years ago, they weren't going to tolerate major infractions among troops - such as desertion. J.L. Bell recounts the execution of Pvt. Richard Eames of the 14th Regiment on the Common for desertion.

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floating docks in the harbor at the time...

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Interesting - original use of the term?

What did that sound like?

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