Breed's Hill


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Breed's Hill:

see Bunker Hill, battle ofBunker Hill, battle of,
in the American Revolution, June 17, 1775. Detachments of colonial militia under Artemas Ward, Nathanael Greene, John Stark, and Israel Putnam laid siege to Boston shortly after the battles of Lexington and Concord.
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the redoubt at the top of Breed's Hill a half mile away.
Stark surveyed the ground and immediately saw that the British would probably try to flank the rebels by landing on the beach of the Mystic River, below and to the left of Breed's Hill. Stark led his men to the low ground between Mystic Beach and the hill and ordered them to "fortify" a two-rail fence by stuffing straw and grass between the rails.
Word of the plans were leaked, and the colonial troops audaciously constructed a redoubt - an earthen fort - on Breed's Hill in the early hours of June 17 and moved soldiers into lines along the Charlestown peninsula.
They were the right flank at the Battle of Breed's Hill, and at the Battle of White Plains in Saratoga, N.Y., they were the largest contingent of militia, with nearly 600 members, said Mr.