At the Battle of Bunker Hill who famously said, "Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • General William Howe
  • William Prescott correct

    William Prescott! Although the British defeated the colonial troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the latter showed fearlessness. The British suffered severe casualties, giving colonial troops tremendous confidence in their ability to stand up to the Red Coats. After Colonial troops learned that the British were sending troops to Boston to occupy hills around the city, the former built fortifications on Breed's Hill. They were originally going to build on Bunker Hill. Source:

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