Today in Military History: June 17, 1775; The Battle of Bunker Hill


On June 17, 1775, British Redcoats landed on Charlestown Peninsula and marched toward the American troops just below Bunker Hill, thus beginning the Battle of Bunker Hill.

For a preview of Nathaniel Philbrick’s latest book based on the battle, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution, check out This Week in Defense News’ Summer Reading List.