Breed’s Hill-Battle of Bunker Hill

external image bunker-hill.jpg
Battle of Bunker HillPlace: On the Charlestown Peninsula on the North side of Boston Harbor.
Combatants: British troops of the Boston Garrison against troops of the American Continental Army.
Generals: Major General Howe against General Artemas Ward and General Israel Putnam
Size of the armies: 2,400 British troops against 1,500 Americans.
Uniforms, arms and equipment: The British Grenadiers, light infantry and battalion company men wore red coats, the headgear of the companies; bearskins fronted mitre caps, tricorne hats and caps, and were armed with muskets and bayonets. The British had light guns and were supported by the heavy guns of the fleet. The Americans were armed with muskets or whatever firearms they could obtain, a few bayonets and some light guns.
Battle of Bunker Hill by John Mackenzie
Battle of Bunker Hill by John Mackenzie

external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9ydqF2CegLjbT5Gg8yGqEMjSGpuQaLldgnov8y6X354v45GI33A
external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOrOoVQCXE9XdDlqT05mCbBW2KuAf35pLbWpSzaF3vZqKqLU0C