bunkerhill - Essay The revolutionary war Battle of Bunker Hill took place on and holds a great significance in the US history It gave huge encouragement

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Essay The revolutionary war Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775 and holds a great significance in the US history. It gave huge encouragement to the US troops and proved them a perturbed opponent against the English warriors. Colonel Stark brought his troops from New Hampshire, and the number of soldiers prepared for battle rose to between three and four thousand. Shocked by the American colonists’ resistance, the troops fell back. Major General Howe ordered his troops to advance again, demanding that they walk over the bodies of their dead and wounded on a second assault, only to be forced back again by the colonists. On their third advance, the British soldiers were able to break through the colonial lines and overrun their meager fortifications to claim the hill. American soldiers, defeated as much by lack of ammunition and supplies as by the military capabilities of the British Army, were forced to flee. 1 The British had won the so-called Battle of Bunker Hill and Breed Hill and Charlestown peninsula was tightly controlled by the British. Despite losing their strategic position, the battle was a major morale-builder for inexperienced Americans, convincing them that the patriotic dedication would win an overwhelming military force in the UK. In addition, the high price of winning the battle of Bunker Hill has made the British realize that the war colonies long, it would be hard and costly. While battle was a victory for the British, because they were able to

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