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Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill, a celebrated elevation 110 feet high in Charlestown, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, was the scene, on June 17, 1775, of one of the hardest contested battles in the American war of Independence. Though the British remained masters of the field, they lost over 1,000 men, while the American loss was about 500. An obelisk 221 feet high marks the site of the American entrenchments.