Battle of Bunker Hill - 345 Words
Battle of Bunker Hill
On the night of June 16th, 1775 Colonel William Prescott built defenses with 1,200 men on Breed’s Hill located on Charlestown peninsula. In response, the British began burning the town of Charlestown and sent 2,400 British soldiers, under command of General Gage and Howe, up Bunker Hill expecting to decimate the Yankee militia. To strengthen his defenses, Prescott orders Putnam and his 2,000 men, to also hold the line. In order to take advantage of the hill’s elevation...
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