Bunker Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Bunker Hill was an encouragement to the colonies; it proved that American forces, with sufficient supplies, could inflict heavy losses on the British.
An American officer, William Prescott, is said to have ordered during the battle, “Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”
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