Colonel William Prescott

Colonel William Prescott

William Prescott (1726-1795) was born, and died, in Massachusetts. He attempted to fight in the skirmish at Lexington, with his regiment of Minutemen, but the British had already retreated by the time he arrived.

On the 16th of June, 1775, he was ordered to take a thousand men to Charlestown where they would fortify Bunker's Hill. Upon his arrival, at the appointed destination, it was determined that the defenses should be erected on Breed's Hill.

This monument, in Prescott's honor, now stands at the Bunker-Hill battlefield in Boston.  Click on the image for a larger view.

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