By Joseph E. Stevens
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National Park Service, photograph by Richard Frear. , and as it passed through the center of town, the battle reached a furious crescendo. Hundreds of minutemen had run ahead of the slow-moving British column to find concealed shooting positions in buildings lining the road; they now rained fire down on the redcoats.
Page 15 The punishment Parliament had intended proved ineffective as the other colonies came to Massachusetts's aid, sending food and supplies to the beleaguered city of Boston. More worrisome to General Gage were the warlike preparations being made in the small towns surrounding Boston. The local militia companies had stepped up their drilling, and cannon, gunpowder, and other military stores were being stockpiled in large quantities. It was clear that any move by the Boston-based British forces to reestablish their authority in the rest of Massachussetts would be violently resisted.
The smaller rooms on either end of the barracks were officers' quarters, while the two larger rooms housed soldiers. During the siege, both the east and west barracks were evacuated because they offered little protection from artillery fire. Stop 6. Southeast Bastion. The fort's bakehouse was located under this bastion. The extra embrasure was the entrance to the necessary, or outhouse, which has not been reconstructed. Stop 7. Storehouse (Rest Rooms). This building was originally used to store provisions.
America's National Battlefield Parks: A Guide by Joseph E. Stevens