Quotes by William Prescott

About William Prescott:

William Prescott is known for his order to his soldiers, "Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes", such that the rebel troops may shoot at the enemy at shorter ranges, and therefore more accurately and lethally, and so conserve their limited stocks of ammunition. It is debated whether Prescott or someone earlier coined this memorable saying.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Prescott
  • DescriptionContinental army soldier
  • BornFebruary 20, 1726
  • DiedOctober 13, 1795
  • CountryUnited States Of America