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  • The American Flag Daily: The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    06/17/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | JasonZ
    One of the more famous of the early battle of the Revolutionary War took place on this day in 1775 when the Colonial Army faced the British at the battle of Bunker Hill. Although it was a British victory in the end, the American colonists inflicted much heavier casualties on the British than they suffered, and proved to the British they could - and would - stand up against the British army. Today's flag is known as the Bunker Hill flag.
  • Clinton’s brain: Fair concern about her health

    05/18/2014 6:36:02 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    ... A report in the New York Post’s Page Six that Karl Rove told a conference last week that Hillary Clinton might be brain-damaged after a 30-day hospital stay during her illness at the end of 2012 caused a volcanic eruption of denunciation aimed at the Republican strategist. Rove was accused, among other things, of dealing the age card from the bottom of the deck. Rove denies saying “brain damage,” and the Page Six report didn’t put quote marks around that phrase.... The clot, according to The Washington Post, “can cause permanent brain damage, coma or death if not detected...
  • The American Flag Daily: Israel Putnam

    01/07/2014 9:38:32 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today is the birthday of General Israel Putnam, one of the important figures of the early part of the Revolutionary War and one of the commanders of colonial forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Counties, towns and other places have been named for Putnam since his service. In honor of his birthday as well as the brave colonials he commanded, today we raise the Bunker Hill flag.
  • "Bunker Hill: a City, a Siege, a Revolution"-A Leftist view of the American Revolution?

    09/01/2013 6:16:15 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 58 replies
    4/30/2013 | Nathaniel Philbrick
    I have begun reading a book recommended to me by a friend, "Bunker Hill: a City, a Siege, a Revolution", by Nathaniel Philbrick. I am about a quarter of the way into it, and I find myself wondering why this conservative friend of mine would recommend this book to me. I have always placed the Founders of this country on a high pedestal, and that pedestal has became more solid and pronounced the more I have learned about those men, with a few exceptions. I have always tried to view those men realistically, knowing they weren't deities, but men, and...
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of General Joseph Warren

    06/17/2013 3:41:51 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
    He arrived just as the fight began, and seeking out General Putnam (who was already there) desired to be posted where the service was to be the most arduous. Putnam expressed sorrow at seeing him, in a place so full of peril; “but since you have come, I will obey your orders with pleasure.” Warren replied, that he came as a volunteer – not to command. Putnam requested his to take his stand in the redoubt, where Prescott commanded, On his entering the redoubt, he was greeted with loud huzzas; and Prescott, like Putnam, offered him the command. He again...
  • Was the Revolutionary War a reactionary war? 'Bunker Hill' reconsiders history.

    05/11/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 61 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2013 | Scott Martelle
    Nathaniel Philbrick's new book gets at the on-the-ground reality of the American Revolution, which the author writes began as 'a profoundly conservative movement.' John Trumbull's "Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill." (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Viking / May 12, 2013) It turns out the modern incarnation of the tea party may have more in common with the original Boston hell-raisers than people think. Americans have long romanticized the events leading to the Battle of Bunker Hill and the start of the American Revolution, most without really understanding what happened or what was at stake....
  • Reagan Remembers Dr. Joseph Warren, hero at Bunker Hill (June 17,1775)

    06/17/2012 6:10:01 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
  • Sarah Palin At Bunker Hill Has Seen the White of Mitt Romney's Eyes

    06/02/2011 12:20:03 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 14 replies
    Ward World ^ | 06/02/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    "Don't Fire Til You See the Whites Of Their Eyes" was the advice of General Israel Putnam to the men defending Bunker Hill. Today, as Mitt Romney was in New Hampshire declaring his bid for President, Sarah Palin summoned Putnam and placed Mitt Romney's white eyes in her crosshairs. She sounds increasingly like a candidate for that same high office. Palin took a shot at Romneycare while at Bunker Hill. “In my opinion any mandate coming from government is not a good thing.” She continued.“Even on a state level and even a local level, mandates coming from a governing body,...
  • If You Want Blood…You Got It

    05/10/2010 5:33:22 PM PDT · by writer33 · 27 replies · 810+ views
    Parcbench ^ | 05/10/10 | Chris Davis
    On the evening of June 16, 1775, Colonel William Prescott took 1,200 Massachusetts and Connecticut soldiers to fortify Bunker Hill. General Thomas Gage had ordered that the position be captured. Mistakenly, Prescott passed the position, digging in at a lower position known as Breed’s Hill. What would ensue was a furious battle that would embolden the American people. The British, though victorious, were taught a painful lesson. The British casualties that were injured or killed totaled 1,054. It was a demoralizing victory, and as General Henry Clinton noted, “It was a dear bought victory, another such would have ruined us.”...
  • If You Want Blood…You Got It

    04/07/2010 5:32:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 42 replies · 769+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/07/10 | Chris Davis
    On the evening of June 16, 1775, Colonel William Prescott took 1,200 Massachusetts and Connecticut soldiers to fortify Bunker Hill. General Thomas Gage had ordered that the position be captured. Mistakenly, Prescott passed the position, digging in at a lower position known as Breed’s Hill. What would ensue was a furious battle that would embolden the American people. The British, though victorious, were taught a painful lesson.
  • Bunker Hill dead may lie under gardens

    03/08/2009 11:23:26 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 65 replies · 2,133+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 8, 2009 | Brian MacQuarrie
    In Boston, history is always just below the surface. And in Charlestown, underneath a row of genteel gardens, in the middle of a teeming city, is believed to be a mass grave containing the bones of possibly dozens of British soldiers killed in one of the most important battles in American history. The site, part of the sprawling Bunker Hill battlefield, has been pinpointed by a curator from Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and a Charlestown historian who are confident they know where the bodies were buried - 15 feet underground in what had been a rebel-dug ditch that featured some...
  • Battle of Breed's Hill / Bunker Hill [17 June 1775]

    06/16/2008 6:59:53 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 27 replies · 28,120+ views
    Worcester Polytechnical Institute - Dept. of Military Science ^ | Oct 5, 2006 | WPI Dept. of Military Science
    Battle of Breed's Hill / Bunker Hill A Brief History After retreating from Lexington in April, 1775, the British Army occupied Boston for several months. Realizing the need to strengthen their position in the face of increasing anti-British sentiment in and around Boston, plans were developed to seize and fortify nearby Dorchester Heights and Charlestown peninsulas. The peninsulas offered a commanding view of the seaport and harbor, and were important to preserving the security of Boston. The Americans caught word of the British plan, and decided to get to the Charlestown peninsula first, fortify it, and present sufficient threat to...
  • On This Day In History The Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill

    06/17/2005 7:25:27 AM PDT · by Valin · 12 replies · 1,572+ views
    Overview: On June 17, 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place. It is one of the most important colonial victories in the U.S. War for Independence. Fought during the Siege of Boston, it lent considerable encouragement to the revolutionary cause. This battle made both sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick and decisive battle. When the British planned to occupy Dorchester Heights on the Boston Peninsula, the colonists became alarmed at the build up of British troops off of the coast. The colonists decided that action had to be taken...
  • This date (June 17) in history (vanity)

    06/17/2005 5:44:30 AM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776 · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The American losses were 140 killed and 30 captured.
  • "The Decisive Day is Come": The Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775)

    06/16/2005 12:53:13 PM PDT · by Irontank · 6 replies · 1,143+ views
    "The story of Bunker Hill battle," Allen French wrote, "is a tale of great blunders heroically redeemed." The first blunder was the decision of the Massachusetts Committee of Safety to fortify Charlestown heights and attempt to hold it against the British, cooped up in Boston after their withdrawal from Lexington and Concord. The ultimate aim was, in the abstract at least, sensible enough: to tighten the encirclement of Boston by commanding the heights both north and south of the town—Dorchester as well as Charlestown—and to deny those commanding hills to the British. But in fact the Americans did not have...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Israel Putnam - Nov. 1st, 2004

    10/31/2004 10:14:36 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 124 replies · 9,016+ views
    Legendary Connecticut ^ | 1992 | David E. Philips
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Bunker Hill - Jan. 28th, 2003

    01/28/2003 5:18:27 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 113 replies · 10,390+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...