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Bunker Hill

 

a hill near Charlestown (part of Boston, Massachusetts, USA).

At Bunker Hill on June 17,1775, at the beginning of the War of Independence of the USA, there was a battle between the Americans (as many as 1,500 men under Colonel Prescott) and the British (General Gage; 2,500 troops). After several attacks, the British troops, with artillery support from Boston and from a British squadron, overcame the resistance of the Americans, who held the heights, and forced them to retreat. The British lost more than 1,000 men; the Americans lost 490. The Battle of Bunker Hill demonstrated the possibility of successful resistance by the rebel troops to the regular British troops and raised the Americans’ morale.

Bunker Hill

“Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes”; American Revolutionary battle (1775). [Am. Hist.: Worth, 22]
See: Battle
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