Abigail AdamsThis high ground of Breed's Hill bound the American colonies to the cause of independence. An open field once located here commanded this entire area. On the night of June 16, 1775, two month after the fighting at Lexington and Concord, 1,200 colonial militiamen quickly built a small earthen fort.As drawn broke on June 17, the fort stood in clear view of the British army in Boston. British cannon from ship and land opened fire. Some2,200 British soldiers crossed the Charles River and assaulted the hill. After several bloody attacks, the British troops overran the colonists. The British forces won this ground, but it cost nearly half their men.
Battle of Bunker Hill.The patriots await the British assault 1775.
Painting by Don Troiani
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|Placed By||Boston National Historic Park- Bunker Hill Monument - National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 330332 N 4693618|
|Decimal Degrees||42.37633333, -71.06083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.58', W 71° 3.65'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 34.80" N, 71° 3' 39.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||617, 781, 857|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 50 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02129, US|
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