When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

June 17, 1775 – BATTLE OF BREED’S HILL (AKA Bunker Hill):  200 colonial troops under the command of William Prescott occupied Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill constructing a strong breastwork and redoubt on Breed’s Hill.  By daybreak of June 17 mounted two assaults on the Continental Army positions were repulsed with significant British casualties; the third and final attack carried the redoubt after the defenders ran out of ammunition. The battle was a tactical, though somewhat Pyrrhic victory for the British involving many more casualties than the Americans had incurred, including many officers.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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