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How many soldiers died during the Battle of Bunker Hill?

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The Battle of Bunker Hill claimed the lives of 383 soldiers. Of this total number, 115 were American soldiers and 268 were British.

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How many soldiers died during the Battle of Bunker Hill?
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On June 17, 1775, the American Revolutionary forces met with the British Army in Boston in an engagement that came to be known as the Battle of Bunker Hill. The battle lasted for just a few hours, and the American side ended up retreating and ceding the area around Bunker Hill, including Breed's Hill, to the British. The battle was hard fought on both sides, and heavy casualties resulted, including nearly 400 total deaths from both sides, 828 wounded British soldiers and 305 wounded American militiamen. Although the American side lost the battle, the serious losses to the British side made it clear that the war wouldn't be an easily concluded matter.

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