Powder House Raid
September 1 2001
From the Colonel
I would like to Thank Cpl Cunningham, Pvt Kilcoyne and Fife-Major Stone for
their participation in the Somerville Powder House Raid. Good time had albeit a
I was reading about the raid that morning. Seems 260 troops marched from
Charlestown over Winter Hill to the Powder House, and retrieved the powder, and
a detachment marched into Cambridge to Militia Col Brattle's home on Tory Row
and retook possession of the cannon recently given to Brattle by General Gage!
Seems a pity we didn't make a fuss about this two years ago as a 225th. It
happened on September 1st 1774. It would been a damned site warmer than Fort
William and Mary by a long shot.
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