BUNKER HILL, a small elevation, 110 feet high, in the town of Charlestown, 1 mile N. of Boston, in Massachusetts. One of the most celebrated battles in the war of American independence was fought here on the •17th of June 1775. The British remained masters of the field after a long and bloody contest. A commemorative obelisk, 221 feet high, has been erected in the centre of the grounds included within the redoubt on Breed's Hill. See BOSTON, vol. iv. p. 72.