The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen—who later became part of the Continental Army—surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. After eleven months of siege, the American colonists, led by George Washington, forced the British to withdraw by sea.

The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen—who later became part of the Continental Army—surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. After eleven months of siege, the American colonists, led by George Washington, forced the British to withdraw by sea.

The Siege of Boston Had a Safety Net  - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/siege-boston-safety-net/

The Siege of Boston Had a Safety Net - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/siege-boston-safety-net/

Written testimony of Ann Putnam against Sarah Good, 1692. #salemwitchtrials

Sarah Good

Written testimony of Ann Putnam against Sarah Good, 1692. #salemwitchtrials

Map of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775

The Siege of Boston

Map of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775

Lord Howe evacuating Boston, engraving by J. Godfrey, circa 1861

The Siege of Boston

Lord Howe evacuating Boston, engraving by J. Godfrey, circa 1861

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the revolutionary war. The Continental Army made Burgoynes army to retreat twice. Soon the Americans were closer to winning their independence.

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the revolutionary war. The Continental Army made Burgoynes army to retreat twice. Soon the Americans were closer to winning their independence.

Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge. From this location, Washington coordinated the Siege of Boston.

Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge. From this location, Washington coordinated the Siege of Boston.

On this day in 1776, George Washington launched the final assault to end the siege of Boston.

On this day in 1776, George Washington launched the final assault to end the siege of Boston.

June 1775: Leverett Saltonstall Endures the Siege of Boston - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/june-1775-leverett-saltonstall-endures-siege-boston/

June 1775: Leverett Saltonstall Endures the Siege of Boston - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/june-1775-leverett-saltonstall-endures-siege-boston/

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