Bunker-hill



a hill in Charlestown, Mass.: the first major battle of the American Revolution, known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, was fought on adjoining Breed’s Hill on June 17, 1775.
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the first battle of the American Revolution, actually fought on Breed’s Hill, next to Bunker Hill, near Boston, on June 17, 1775. Though defeated, the colonists proved that they could stand against British regular soldiers

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