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Battle of Bunker Hill

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(17 June 1775)

A battle in the American War of Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas Gage, the British commander besieged in Boston, sent 2400 troops (redcoats) to take...

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Bunker Hill, Battle of

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 325 words.

The battle of Bunker Hill, fought on 17 June 1775, helped to dispel the British view that rebellious American

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Bunker Hill, Battle of (1775)

Donald R. Lennon.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 303 words.

(1775).

The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on 17 June 1775, helped to dispel the British view

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Battle of Bunker Hill

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(17 June 1775)

A battle in the American War of Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas Gage, the British commander besieged in Boston, sent 2400 troops (redcoats) to take...

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Bunker Hill, battle of

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 71 words.

1775.

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...

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Bunker Hill, Battle of

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 71 words.

(June 17, 1775) the first major battle of the Revolutionary War, and a defeat of militiamen who

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Bunker Hill, battle of (1775)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 70 words.

1775.

After the encounter at *Lexington in April 1775, General Gage found himself trapped in Boston by

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Bunker Hill, Battle of (1775)

Harold E. Selesky.

in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

January 2000; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 321 words.

(1775).

Two months after the Revolutionary War began, on the night of 16–17 June 1775, about

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Bunker Hill, battle of (1775)

J. A. Cannon.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 95 words.

1775.

After the encounter at *Lexington in April 1775, General Gage found himself trapped in Boston by the

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Bunker Hill, battle of (1775)

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 96 words.

After the encounter at *Lexington in April 1775, General Gage found himself trapped in Boston by the American

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Bunker Hill, Battle of (17 June 1775)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 59 words.

(17 June 1775)

A battle in the American War of Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas Gage

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Bunker Hill, Battle of (17 June 1775)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 63 words.

A battle in the American War of *Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas *Gage, the British commander besieged in Boston, sent ...

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Poor, Salem

Lois Kerschen.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 677 words.

Salem Poor was an African American hero at the battle of Bunker Hill. Little is known about Poor's life before

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Poor, Salem (born 1750), Soldier, War Hero

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Salem Poor was an African American hero at the battle of Bunker Hill. Little is known about Poor's life before

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Salem Poor

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. c. 1740–1750; d. ?), a soldier in the Revolutionary War who was commended for his bravery.

Salem Poor was an African American hero at the battle of Bunker Hill. ...

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Salem, Peter

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 154 words.

Freed from slavery by his owner in order to fight in the Continental Army, Peter Salem was one of about 500 African Americans who served in the Revolutionary War. Along with Salem Poor,...

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Poor, Salem

Lois Kerschen.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 677 words.

Salem Poor was an African American hero at the battle of Bunker Hill. Little is known about Poor's life before or after the American Revolution. Some biographical sources say that he was...

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Poor, Salem

Karen E. Sutton.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 975 words.

Revolutionary War veteran, credited with causing the death of the British lieutenant colonel James Abercrombie at the Battle of Bunker Hill on 17 June 1775. Folklore has it that a...

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Heroes and Paupers

Margot Minardi.

in Making Slavery History

September 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12172 words.

With a focus on early representations of the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill, this chapter argues that the individuals publicly honored as heroes of the Revolutionary War in...

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Salem, Peter

Caryn E. Neumann.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 601 words.

who was born a slave in Framingham, Massachusetts. Salem's master, Jeremiah Belknap, named the newborn slave after his Massachusetts hometown. Salem was eventually sold to Major Lawson...

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Poor, Salem

Rayford W. Logan.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 446 words.

Salem Poor was born free in Massachusetts. Leaving his wife, he enlisted in a Massachusetts militia company under Captain Benjamin Ames. Like black soldier Peter Salem, he served with...

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