June 17, 1775, the beleaguered colonial militiamen coolly held their fire as seven crack regiments of the British Army, the best infantry in the world, advanced toward them. Fear hung almost palpable in the air.
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Suddenly an officer on horseback rode through the lines shouting the now famous order, “Boys, don’t shoot ‘till you can see the whites of their eyes!” These plain words, spoken by General William Prescott, rallied the volunteers and gave them the courage to hold their position for hours.