Battle of Bunker Hill

Battle of Bunker Hill, first large-scale engagement of the American Revolution, fought on June 17, 1775, in Charlestown (now part of Boston), Massachusetts. At issue in the battle was possession of Bunker Hill (34 m/110 ft) and Breed’s Hill (23 m/75 ft), adjoining heights dominating Boston Harbor. About 1200 American troops, led by Colonel William […]

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