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During the Battle of Bunker Hill, Continental Army reinforcements arriving on the Charlestown peninsula headed to Bunker Hill. At Bunker Hill, Israel Putnam instructed these forces and attempted to organize a defense. However, even with the death of British army officer John Pitcairn during the battle at the hands of the Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton, the Continental Army was still defeated.