A low elevation, about 33 m (107 ft) high, in Charlestown, a section of Boston, Massachusetts. The first major Revolutionary War battle was named for this hill, though the actual fighting took place on nearby Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.
(place) Hill in Boston, Mass.: in a battle (1775) of the American Revolution, chiefly at nearby Breed's Hill, colonial forces besieging Boston were dislodged by British troops, but the victory failed to break the siege.
Bunker-hill Sentence Examples
His oration in 1825 at the laying of the corner stone of the Bunker Hill monument contained perhaps the clearest statement to be found anywhere of the principles underlying the American War of Independence.
In June 1843, on the occasion of the completion of the Bunker Hill monument, Webster delivered another classic oration.
For several months early in the War of Inde - pendence the Committees of Safety and Correspondence made Watertown their headquarters and it was from here that General Joseph Warren set out for Bunker Hill.
An attempt of the provincials to seize and hold a commanding hill in Charlestown brought on the battle of Bunker Hill (June 1 7, 1775), in which the provincials were driven from the ground, although they lost much less heavily than the royal troops.
In 1875 he attended the Bunker Hill centenary at Boston, Mass., and delivered a remarkable address.