On the Night of 1775,Colonists began to build a new earthworks in breed's hill across the Charles river from Boston...
Don't shoot until you could see the whites of their eyes
When General Gage got alerted of this,He ordered his british ships on the harbor to open fire at the colonists that were making the hills.
Not only that,He also sent General William How and 2,400 other British soldiers to capture breeds Hill.
When the British came close to the hills,the colonists were let loose and they started to fight. To save bullets, the colonial commander Israel Putnam ordered his troops not to shoot until they could see the whites of their eyes.
The British took possession of both Breed's Hill and Bunker Hills They had won the battle, but at a terrible cost: out of 2,200 troops, 268 British soldiers and officers had been killed; another 828 were wounded. The Americans also suffered heavy casualties with 115 killed and 305 wounded.