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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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Pitcairn, David (1749–1809), physician

Norman Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 560 words.

Pitcairn, David (1749–1809), physician, born on 1 May 1749 in Fife, was the eldest son of Elizabeth Dalrymple and her husband, Major John Pitcairn (bap. 1722, d. 1775), who was killed at...

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