On 16 June, 1,200 Colonial troops under the command of William Prescott entered the Charlestown peninsula across the Charles River to the north of Boston and began to fortify two hills there, Bunker Hill and Breed Hill, with the intent of bombarding the city with cannon brought in from Fort Ticonderoga.
On the 17th, British troops crossed the Charles River and attacked the Colonial positions. After a pitched battle, the Colonials, running short of ammunition, retreated to Cambridge with light casualties. The British however, suffered 260 dead and 800 wounded.
In July of the following year, representatives of the several colonies signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, and on Christmas Eve 1776, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River and, on the following day, successfully attacked and occupied Trenton, New Jersey.
Trenton was the turning point in the American War for Independence.
In April 2014, agents of the Bureau of Land Management Gestapo attempted to confiscate the cows of rancher Cliven Bundy at Bunkerville, Nevada.