Battle of Bunker Hill
Taylor, Charlotte, Kat, Jordyn
"Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes." -Prescott
The Americans started to fire when the redcoats were 40 yards away, forcing the british to retreat.
General Howe tried to attack again, but the same thing happen
Americans became low on ammunition during 3rd british attempt and had to battle with hand to hand combat.
Outnumbered americans were forced to retreat at this point
Patriots killed 1,000 enemy troops
370 Americans were killed
In the end...
- Even though the battle was a loss for the patriots, it served as a morale builder and determination grew to win this war.
- Overall, the brits entered this attack way to confident in their success. If Howe had played the territory safer, he could’ve secured a smaller part of the peninsula first, instead of marching 2,400 troops into a well-defended area.
- avoiding hand to hand combat for as long as possible.
- attacking 3 times.
- Prescott’s new strategy to wait until brits were close to shoot.