Broadside on the Battle of Bunker Hill, 26 June 1775 95
Printed by John Haine and written from the British point of view, this account underestimates the number of British losses. Gage reported the number of officers and men killed as 249. The estimate of Americans killed is reasonably accurate, but American strength
in the battle was about 1,000, not three times the British strength of 2,000. This broadside is almost certainly that called by James Warren a “pompous account” and a “lying paper” (to JA, 7 July
Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.