Dorchester

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Dorchester

Former town, now a ward of Boston, Mass., U.S. It extended nearly to the Rhode Island border and included Dorchester Heights, whose fortification by George Washington's artillery led the British to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776, at the start of the American Revolution.

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