This is a bunker city.
The famous Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines were wrecked, late in April, by union men.
After the battle of Bunker Hill, Gage was superseded by General (Sir William) Howe, and returned to England.
There is a considerable trade in bunker and export coal at Durban, the coal bunkered having increased from 118,740 tons in 1900 to 710,777 in 1908.
His grandfather was Colonel William Prescott (1726-1795), who commanded at the battle of Bunker Hill; and his father was a well-known lawyer.