hist 386a-9 - Bunker Hill Brits training discipline shown costly win w 45-50 losses Militia held fast until ammo ran out Going to be a long war

hist 386a-9 - Bunker Hill Brits training discipline shown...

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Bunker Hill : Brits training & discipline shown; costly win w/ 45-50% losses. Militia held fast until ammo ran out. Going to be a long war. Continental soldiers : Service based on ideology. Temporary regulars, endured severe privations. Saratoga : Decisive victory had military & diplomatic significance Turned North America into secondary theater for 1 side [Brits]. Monmouth Courthouse : Continentals from Valley Forge attacked Brits w/drawing to NYC; w/stood Brits artillery & bayonets. Last battle in the North. Germantown : Fog of war. Guides lost. A gen’l drunk. A unit attacked 1 from the same army [Continentals]. Tactical loss but aided French decision to help. Privateers : Disrupted enemy [British] commerce. Helped weaken merchant & bus. class support for war. Letters of Marque [issued for hire]. King’s Mountain : “Over the Mtn. Army” destroyed Maj. Ferguson & his unit.

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