The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution. On June 17, 1775, Americans learned that the British in Boston wre planning to secure certain hieghts outside of Boston. At this, New England militiamen were ordered to protect Bunker Hill on the Charleston pennisula. They mistakenly took position on nearby Breed's Hill. Gen. William Howe led the British soldiers up the slope. After several hours of bloody battle the Americans were dislodged, but only sfter taking down 42% of the British attackers, with fatal wounds or other ways.
Admiral William "Bull" Halsey Oak from gravesite at Arlington National Cemetary
William Frederick "Bull" Halsey served as destoyer commander during World War I and a U.S. naval commander of World War II. He led many successful campaigns in the Pacific theater. In 1942 he directed naval operations during the Soloman Islands campaign, and was put in command of the South Pacific area later that year. In 1944 "Bull" took command of the Thrid U.S. Fleet, which supported the Allied Invasion of the Philipines and defeated the Japanese fleet in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Halsey was made (five-star) fleet admiral late in 1945.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, on Oct. 14, 1890. When he was two years old he moved to Abilene, KS, where his house still stands today. He attended West Point Academy, and was a promising cadet. In 1916 he married Mamie Geneva Doud, who was the daughter of a wealthy family in Denver. In WWI, Eisenhower asked for a overseas position in the war, but he instead got positions in training camps. After WWI he served under John J. Pershing. Then in WWII, the five star general commanded much of the allied forces' forces. After the War in 1953 he became President and served two terms. As President, he used federal troops to enforce desegration laws, and tried to balance the budget while also trying to curb inflation.