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Battle of Bunker Hill Located on Breed Hill, June 17, 1775 was a battle that was ultimately a turning point for the war. An army of 1000 militiamen posted themselves on the shorter and closer to Boston, Breed Hill, even though they were originally commanded to make fortifications on Bunker Hill. The minutemen were lead by Colonel William Prescott, there were only 1000 minutemen soldiers under his control at Bunker Hill. The British were lead by Major General William Howe and Brigadier General Robert Pigot, these two were leading around 2,200 soldiers. The British were at a major advantage with more troops and a more experienced army, however the Colonist had guerilla tactics. The first time that the British had attacked the hill the militiamen gave the british a barrage of musket fire and ultimately made them retreat. They then reformed their lines
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Unformatted text preview: and attacked again, the militiamen were low on ammunition and had to fight hand to hand but were overwhelmed and the Americans retreated. This battle was a massive eye opener for everyone included. It showed that even though America was still developing and didn’t have the strongest military America still had a chance. It showed that America was a dedicated nation and wanted to win against Britain and it showed America had a chance of winning. This battle was also very costly for Britain, they lost lots of casualties, Britain lost around 1000 soldiers. The British realized in this battle it would be a very long and costly battle with the Americans. This battle was a big morale boost for the Americans and it would ultimately assist us in winning the Revolutionary War....
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