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The Battle of Bunker Hill

Posted in Anniversary, Famous battles, History on Monday, 6 June 2011

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17 June marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place during the siege of Boston in 1775.

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The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought during the American War of Independence

Although the battle took place mostly on Breed’s Hill, it is named after the nearby Bunker Hill which was the initial target of both colonial and British troops. The besieged British generals planned to sent troops from Boston to occupy the two hills. Learning of the plan, William Prescott led 1,200 colonial troops to occupy the hills, which the British attacked a couple of days later. They finally captured the positions after three assaults and heavy casualties.

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