The Battle Of Bunker Hill
By: Caleb And Greta
BEFORE THE BATTLE
General Prescott the leader of the Patriots led their troops to Breeds Hill to build a 160 feet long and 30 feet high fort on the top of the hill the night before the battle. (June 16, 1775) Also, before the battle, General Prescott established a strategy stating not to shoot until you see the whites of their eyes on a goal to save the Patriots ammunition.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BATTLE
On June 17, 1775 the British were several dozens of yards ahead of the Patriots. When the Patriots shot, the British retreated. After having to reform their lines, the British attacked again and had much of the same result. After the third time the British reformed their lines again and were successful. The Patriots were forced to retreat on account of them being low on ammunition. The British captured Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill) but realized this battle was very costly for the British.
PICTURES AND FACTS ABOUT THE BATTLE
SIR WILLIAM HOWE
The British commander at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Patriot commander at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
LOCATION OF BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
Battle of Bunker Hill took place at Charleston, Massachusetts on Breeds Hill.
BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle in the American Revolutionary War.
RESULTS OF THE BATTLE
Even though the Patriots lost, they were sure that they could defeat the British (the Patriots were given a confidence boost.) The British however won the Battle of Bunker Hill, but they found out that this war was going to be costly and the Patriots were harder to defeat than expected.