Where: Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Importance: Gen. Prescott held control of the hill overlooking Boston. From there he could maintain control of Boston Harbor. The British could not allow that, so they charged the hill. They were repelled twice, but on the third charge they took the hill because the Americans were low on bullets. Many British casualties, but the British won. This battle showed how serious both sides were. “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes”.
30 captured (20 POWs died)
(including 19 officers)
828 soldiers wounded,
(including 62 officers)