Colonel William Prescott Statue

March 16, 2012

Colonel William Prescott looks down the hill in a pose reminiscent of that which he took on the day of the Battle of

Bunker Hill. His frozen image, caught wonderfully by the famous bronze done by sculptor William Story in 1881,

shows a far different landscape than what he looked out upon on that fateful day in June, 1775 when he told his

men: “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”