Reference Entry

Bunker Hill, battle of

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition

Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

Show Summary Details



After the encounter at *Lexington in April 1775, General Gage found himself trapped in Boston by the American rebels. The town was dominated by the Charlestown peninsula to the north. On 16 June the Americans dug in on, near Charlestown, and the following day Gage sent 2,000 troops to dislodge them. This they accomplished but at the cost of more than 1,000 killed and wounded....

Reference Entry.  71 words. 

Subjects: British History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.