July 31, 1775 – This Day During The American Revolution – Raid at Great Brewster Island, Massachusetts

July 31, 1775 – Raid at Great Brewster Island, Massachusetts. American raid on 31 July 1775 during the siege of Boston. Also called Light House Island, a mile offshore from Nantasket Point. The night of 30-31 July, Major Benjamin Tupper led a force of three hundred men in whaleboats to stop repair work on the lighthouse and capture the British guard and workmen.
Tupper’s excellent leadership resulted in the killing or capture of the entire enemy detachment, which numbered thirty-two marines, a subaltern, and ten carpenters. Although Tupper’s escape was delayed by missing one tide, he evacuated all the enemy wounded and sustained only two casualties.

Light House Island

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