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Definition: Governor of Massachusetts who also was a general in the British army. As governor, he tried to enforce the Intolerable Acts. He ordered the arrests of Samuel Adams and John Hancock. It was his order to seize the colonists' weapons depot at Concord that brought about the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Gage was the commanding officer at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was called home shortly thereafter and returned to Britain, where he later resigned.

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