March 17 1776 – George Washington Scores a Major Victory at the Siege of Boston

March 17 1776 – George Washington Scores a Major Victory at the Siege of BostonRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In desperate need of some good news three months before the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, General George Washington and the Continental Army managed the first big colonial triumph of the American War for Independence on March 17, 1776. Two weeks after a strategic move into the hills of Dorchester Heights, the 11-month Siege of Boston — and an 8-year British occupation — had come to a close. From the early 1760s, Britain’s colonies in North America had been under the yoke of a revenue program that attempted to […]