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The colonists lost this battle because they ran out of ammunition. Though the colonists lost the battle of Bunker Hill, the British suffered massive casualties. This battle boosted the confidence ofthe colonists, believing that they could compete with the more seasoned and war ready British soldiers.
Appendix CHIS/115 Version 32QuebecIn December of 1775 Colonial Forces attempted to capturethe city of Quebec which was already occupied by British forces. The siege was led by Benedict Arnold, and RichardMontgomery. The objective was to occupy Quebec to gain support and sympathy for the American cause in Canada.The siege of Quebec lasted five months and the Colonists were defeated. General Montgomery was killed in the first siege, and the rest of the colonial forces were forced to retreat from the area when British ships docked in Quebec in May.Lake ChamplainThis battle took place on October 11, 1776. It is regarded as one of the first naval battles of the Revolutionary War. Lake Champlain was a strategic point that could control entry to New York City, and QuebecThough the colonists ultimately lost this battle, they stalled the British forces long enough to strengthen defenses in the Hudson River Valley, and the British were not successful in their attemptedsiege of that region. TrentonGeneral George Washington embarked on his now famouscrossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. The next day Washington and his troops defeated forces in Trenton, then lured British forces south, while he raided and captured the city of Princeton under the cover of night.Both of these victories solidified American control over much of New Jersey. These two battles also gave a shot of confidence to the morale of the Colonial Army and the nation as a whole.