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Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
Battle of Bunker Hill

3,000 Americans had participated with only 120 killed and 500 casualties. But out of 2,500 British troops, 230 were killed and there were over 1,000 casualties. The British had won the battle by taking the hill, but it had been a costly victory. The Americans had proved their mettle by standing up to two assaults by British regulars. Lt. General Thomas Gage submitted his resignation. He was recalled by Parliament on September 26, 1775. On October 10, 1775, he surrendered his command to Maj. General William Howe.

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Picture: The attack on Bunker Hill with the burning of Charlestown. Engraving by Lodge from drawing by Millar

Topic Last Updated: 3/27/2001

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