Who Was the Commander at Bunker Hill?
Thirty-two years since, though without any pretensions to be an author, we consented to write an account of Bunker Hill Battle, as a feeble contribution to the monument of fame that history owed our ancestors. But, we find, one may be an author in spite of himself; we have been compelled to address the public repeatedly in defence of our history, though never before with so great reluctance. By this time we hoped to enjoy the privilege of age, to exempt us from this task; and, notwithstanding our friendly regards for Mr. Frothingham, and a high appreciation of his book for its intentional honor and honesty and successful research, we shall be obliged to notice at least one of his mistakes. For he is under the same ban as all our race: "to err is human." And were his mistake solitary, it would compensate for that by its magnitude, nay, its sublimity.
- Paperback | 36 pages
- 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
- 16 Sep 1850
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- Illustrations, black and white