- a former city in E Massachusetts: since 1874 a part of Boston; navy yard; battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775.
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Families would move to Charlestown to be closer to the incarcerated, creating a cycle of crime.Prepping for the Oscars on DVD
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By this movement Lincoln left Charlestown exposed to the British.The History of the First West India Regiment
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On landing, his Charlestown friends told him they had already seen the signals.
Much powder had been stored in the magazine at Quarry Hill in Charlestown.
At any rate, the signals were hung while Revere was crossing the river to Charlestown.
Now it was destined that Charlestown should smell powder enough.