Shortly after the regulars had passed through Merriam's Corner, they
came to Hardy's Hill (then known as Brooks Hill), a mile
further down the road to Lexington. Here another large group of provincials, many of them veterans of earlier colonial wars,
gathered on a hill on the right side of the road to ambush the regulars. Although the light infantry fought up the hill to drive the
provincial soldiers out of range, the provincials stood their ground, firing into the column as it passed by while others on the
other side of the road did the same. Colonel Smith, believing that escape was his only option, urged his men forward as rapidly
as he could. The regulars were speeding toward what we call the Bloody Angle.
The British Rout Fast but are ambushed again at (BloodyAngle)