Asked in War and Military HistoryAmerican RevolutionBattle of Bunker Hill
Who said Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes?
November 12, 2015 11:15PM
It was Colonel William Prescott who said this, because he had limited ammunition and didn't want to waste it. He wanted his soldiers to only take shots that would almost definitely kill British soldiers.
Many also believe it could have been Israel Putnam of Connecticut who first uttered it.