The Military Genius Behind “Don’t Fire Until You See The Whites Of Their Eyes”

Not originally from the American Revolution

Grant Piper
5 min readMay 15, 2024

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(Public domain)

When people hear the phrase “don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes,” they immediately think of the Battle of Bunker Hill. This phrase has become an enduring part of the myth surrounding this Revolutionary War battle. The legend goes that the…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.