On June 17, 1775, American troops took up positions on Bunker Hill as British soldiers advanced. The battle that followed was a technical loss for the Americans, but resulted in so many casualties on the British side that it boosted American hope that with strategy and patriotic fervor they could succeed, in the end, against an enemy with a larger and better outfitted military.
This clipping gives an account of the battle, as shared by spectator Capt. Elijah Hide:
Battle of Bunker Hill Mon, Jun 26, 1775 – Page 3 · The Pennsylvania Packet (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com