Jun 16, 200603:15 PMThe Life
Bunker Hill Day
Jun 16, 2006 - 03:15 PMBunker Hill Day is tomorrow, June 17. It's a legal holiday in Boston and the surrounding Suffolk County.
I wonder if they'll take Monday off, to compensate?
Anyway, the attack on Bunker Hill (and the burning of Charlestown) took place on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston. It is widely considered to be the bloodiest battle of the American Revolution. Most of the fighting took place not on Bunker Hill, but on nearby Breed's Hill. The battle was a Pyrrhic victory for the British, who suffered 1,054 casualties, most of them officers.
This type of engagement clearly demonstrates the will of an occupied citizenry to resist foreign domination.
[Click image, courtesy of the National Archives, for a larger version.]