The Battle of Bunker Hill (John Trumbull)

Battle of Bunker Hill Facts

  • Battle Name: Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Battle Start Date: June 17th, 1775
  • Battle End Date: June 17th, 1775
  • Battle Belligerents: Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain
  • Battle Winner: Great Britain
  • Total Casualties: ~1,474

20 Battle of Bunker Hill Facts for Kids

  1. The Battle of Bunker Hill was a military campaign during the American Revolutionary War.
  2. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought between the United Colonies and Great Britain.
  3. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought during the Siege of Boston.
  4. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
  5. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17th, 1775.
  6. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for only one day.
  7. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought because the United Colonies learned of a planned fortification of the hills around the Charlestown, which would give the British control of Boston Harbor.
  8. The Battle of Bunker Hill was won by Great Britain.
  9. By winning the Battle of Bunker Hill, Great Britain captured Charlestown and learned how the United Colonies militia could fight against British regular troops.
  10. While the British did capture Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill it was at a great loss.
  11. The British casualties in the Battle of Bunker Hill accounted for over 70% of all the casualties combined on both sides.
  12. The British had more casualties in the Battle of Bunker Hill than in any other single battle during the American Revolutionary War.
  13. The Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in about 1,474 casualties.
  14. The United Colonies started the Battle of Bunker Hill with about 2,400 troops.
  15. By the end of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the United Colonies had 115 killed, 305 wounded and 30 captured troops.
  16. Great Britain started the Battle of Bunker Hill with more than 3,000 troops.
  17. By the end of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Great Britain had 226 killed and 828 wounded troops.
  18. Most of the fighting during the Battle of Bunker Hill took place on Breed’s Hill and not on Bunker Hill.
  19. The United States of America has commemorated the Battle of Bunker on four different U.S. Postage stamps.
  20. June 17th is a legal holiday known as Bunker Hill Day in some cities and counties in Massachusetts.

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