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Sara Slayton12/13/06Mrs. D ¾Journal 8 Bunker HillJuly 14, 1775Dear Diary,I write to tell news of the revolution that I have read in the newspapers and heard from Caleb and my father. On April 23, 13,000 volunteers went to Boston to establish camps for a year long siege against the British. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured Fort Ticonderoga in New York on May 10. The fort held militia equipment which ox hauled to Boston. On June 17, our troops hid in trenches near Breed’s Hill, trying to capture it from our enemies. The commanders ordered our soldiers not to fire until they saw the whites of the redcoats’ eyes. When they were 15 paces away, our rebels fired. After regrouping and retreating, the British attacked again, only to have the same result. On the third attack, however, we ran out of ammunition, with only bayonets and stones. The English took Breed’s Hill, but only after losing half their army. We lost 400 men,