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Francis Power at the Battle of Bunker Hill

A reblog of one of my genealogy-related posts:

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Happy Easter morning Everyone! If you celebrate then you know that He Is Risen!

Yet this quick post is intended to record what I discovered this morning on the familysearch dot org site concerning my ancestor Francis Power, Revolutionary soldier–and the fact that he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775).

Here’s the famous painting by John Trumbull (public domain):


Now I knew that Francis Power signed up on January 3, 1776 to fight under John Glover of Marblehead Mariners fame during General Washington’s reorganization of the Continental Army (January 1, 1776) and was likely involved (being listed as a “seaman”) in the Christmas 1776 ferrying across the icy Delaware of Washington, his troops and artillery (a Herculean task), but it’s a surprise to me that Francis Power (descendant of Walter Power, see link below) was at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Yes, the…

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 31, 2019 at 11:50 pm

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