Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Battle of Bunker Hill Anniversary

(Flag similar to that flown at the battle.)

Tomorrow marks the 234th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

More accurately known as the Battle of Breed's Hill, it was a loss for the Americans, but a Pyrrhic victory for the British. Out of over 3,000, 1,000 Redcoats, with a disproportionately high number of officers, were put out of commission as they assaulted the American redoubt on Breed's Hill.

450 out of 2,400 American militiamen were killed, wounded, or captured.

An excellent account of this battle may be found at Sipsey Street Irregulars.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the history lesson

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

I usually wear a pine or fir sprig in my hat.

Son3 said...

Do you call it "macaroni"?

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