Quotes by Colonel William Prescott

Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.N.B. A lesser-known version of this quotation was supposedly said by Frederick the Great at Prague in 1757 By push of bayonets, no firing till you see the whites of their eyes.

Colonel William Prescott

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