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This article is about the hill itself. You may be looking for the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill was the largest hill on the Charlestown peninsula in Boston, and also the closest hill to the mainland of the United States.


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.[1]