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Bunker Hill Monument

Boston, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
Breed's Hill, Charlestown
National Register Number: 66000138
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: National Memorial Park; see www.nps.gov/bost.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
This 220-foot granite obelisk on Breed's Hill marks the approximate center of a redoubt occupied by American forces during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. This was the first full-scale action between American militia and British regulars in the Revolution and proved to be the bloodiest single battle of the war. The British drove the colonials from their position, but their hard-wrought victory made them realize that the ensuing conflict would be longer and more difficult than they had envisioned.

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