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used in 1776

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a stronghold or fortress
  • The British still held Charlestown, which was largely in ruins, and Bunker Hill, which was their citadel and a formidable advantage.
    p. 26.2
  • As commander of the "Army of Observation," encamped at the American citadel on Prospect Hill, he tried to take in everything, to observe and appraise the situation as realistically as possible.
    p. 24.1

There are no more uses of "citadel" in 1776.

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