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Amherst’s Troops Camp on Boston Common





On this day in 1758, 4,500 British troops under the command of Jeffrey Amherst camped on Boston Common before setting off to fight the French. Newly promoted to Major-General, Amherst had recently engineered an important British victory at Louisburg in Nova Scotia. He would go on to win battles at Ticonderoga and Crown Point on Lake Champlain and play...
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