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June 17, 1775: Battle of Bunker Hill.

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In the Battle of Bunker Hill this day, American colonial revolutionaries clashed with British regulars during the Siege of Boston. Building a fortification atop Breed's Hill (now commonly called Bunker Hill), Colonel William Prescott and his colonial troops initially held but ultimately lost their position under a British attack ordered by General Thomas Gage and led by Major General William Howe. High casualties among the British prevented them from pursuing the Americans, which served to ...