Lead: In the 1700s the United States broke from England. No colony in history had done that before. This series examines America’s Revolution.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: The British Army under General Gage was locked up in Boston by New England Patriot regiments surrounding the city. Gage was also severely exposed should American forces occupy the heights, particularly those over the village of Charlestown: Bunker Hill, Breed’s Hill and Moulton’s Hill, 110, 75 and 35 feet high respectively. His fears were realized when word leaked out of his intention to fortify those hills and colonial military leaders led by Artemas Ward moved to grab the Charlestown Heights especially Bunker Hill.