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When the colonists suffered their first casualty, Asa Pollard of Billerica a young private killed by cannon fire, Prescott gave orders to bury the man quickly and quietly, but a large group of men gave him a solemn funeral instead, with several deserting shortly thereafter.
General Howe was to lead the major assault, drive around the colonial left flankand take them from the rear. Brigadier General Robert Pigot on the British left flank would lead the direct assault on the redoubt, and Major John Pitcairn led the flank or reserve force.
Believing these to be reinforcements, he immediately sent a message to Gage, requesting additional troops.
He then ordered some of the light infantry to take a forward position along the eastern side of the peninsula, alerting the colonists to his intended course of action. The troops then sat down to eat while they waited for the reinforcements.
Among the reinforcements were Joseph Warrenthe popular young leader of the Massachusetts Committee of Safety, and Seth Pomeroyan aging Massachusetts militia leader.
Both of these men held commissions of rank, but chose to serve as infantry. Troops that arrived to reinforce this flank position included about men from the 1st and 3rd New Hampshire regimentsunder Colonels John Stark and James Reed.
Many units sent toward the action stopped before crossing the Charlestown Neck from Cambridge, which was under constant fire from gun batteries to the south. Others reached Bunker Hill, but then, uncertain about where to go from there, milled around.
One commentator wrote of the scene that "it appears to me there never was more confusion and less command. Graves, who had planned for such a possibility, ordered incendiary shot fired into the village, and then sent a landing party to set fire to the town.
They lined up four deep and several hundred across. As the regulars closed, John Simpsona New Hampshire man, prematurely fired, drawing an ineffective volley of return fire from the regulars. The colonists inflicted heavy casualties on the regulars, using the fence to steady and aim their muskets, and benefit from a modicum of cover.
With this devastating barrage of musket fire, the regulars retreated in disarray, and the militia held their ground. The outcome of the second attack was much the same as the first. One British observer wrote, "Most of our Grenadiers and Light-infantry, the moment of presenting themselves lost three-fourths, and many nine-tenths, of their men.
Some had only eight or nine men a company left Wounded soldiers that were mobile had made their way to the landing areas, and were being ferried back to Boston, and the wounded lying on the field of battle were the source of moans and cries of pain.
Clinton, who had watched the first two attacks, sent about men from the 2nd Marines and the 63rd Footand then followed himself to help rally the troops.
In addition to the new reserves, he also convinced about of the wounded to form up for the third attack. Some companies, and leaderless groups of men, moved toward the action; others retreated.
The British had the advantage once they entered the redoubt, as their troops were equipped with bayonets on their muskets while most of the colonists were not. Colonel Prescott, one of the last colonists to leave the redoubt, parried bayonet thrusts with his normally ceremonial sabre.
Their disciplined retreat, described by Burgoyne as "no flight; it was even covered with bravery and military skill", was so effective that most of the wounded were saved;  most of the prisoners taken by the British were mortally wounded.
The colonists suffered most of their casualties during the retreat on Bunker Hill.“Breed’s Hill,” a plaque reads. “Site of the Battle of Bunker Hill.” Another plaque bears the famous order given American troops as the British charged up not-Bunker Hill.
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