Did you know that a bake sale raised money to build the Bunker Hill Monument, or that the battle of Bunker hill mostly took place on Breed’s Hill, but it was confused with Bunker Hill. The American Revolutionary war had many Battles one of the battles was the battle of Bunker/Breeds Hill. It was a battle like no other, there are many things one must know about the Battle. The different sides are one of the most important things about the battles and how they struggled through times, like when the british woke up to see a 6 foot wall, and how the Americans felt about their hard work. The Geography is super important, because the battle was on a hill and made the british walk up the very high hill so the Americans had an advantage. There were many important parts of the battle to, like when the American forces found out that the British wanted to take over hills, in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
The American Revolution, when 13 American colonies waged war against the most powerful country in the world, Great Britain, for their independence. Soldiers who fought in the war and risked their lives to gain the freedom we have today, is just one of the many prime examples of prevailing hardships in battle. George Washington proved to be exemplary just like many others heroic patriots, like Henry Knox and Nathaniel Greene, when triumphing over the British soldiers with what little strength they had and defeating them. Their victory was more than enough proof on why they deserved independence. David McCullough’s 1776, describes and educates us about events which happened before the war and foreshadows up to the revolution. We learn about the hardships thrown at George Washington and the Continental army whose intentions switched from equal rights to complete emancipation. Battles throughout the Revolutionary War, like the Battle of Bunker Hill, are well known, but McCullough shows the reader how the Continental army continues to strive on even when victory is not in their favor.
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The battle of Bunker’s Hill was one of the most important battles during the Revolutionary War. On June 17, 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill took place. Fought during the Siege of Boston, it lent considerable encouragement to the revolutionary cause. This battle made both sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick and decisive battle. The battle of Bunker Hill was not just an unplanned, random attack on British soldiers preformed by a few crazed colonists. The battle was the result of struggle and hostility between Great Britain and the colonies for many years. The feelings of angst were due to the simple fact of the taxes the British were placing on them combined with the
Most people did not expect the colonists with their under trained militia to last long against the British superpower. The colonists did just that. In the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of 1200 troops under orders from Artemas Ward, and led by William Prescott was supposed to entrench themselves on the rise on Bunker Hill, but instead misunderstood the instructions and went to Breed’s Hill by mistake. The next morning, the British were shocked to see Americans threatening them. In the 18th century, British military custom urged that the British soldiers attack the American soldiers, even though the Americans were in a superior position. Major General William Howe, leader of the British forces could easily have surrounded the Americans with his ships, but chose to march his troops up the hill; to the Americans. Howe might have believed that the Americans would retreat in the face of a smashing, head-on attack. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how a person looks at it, William Howe was wrong. The Americans stood their ground, dug in their heels, and stood firm. In the first wave, the Americans waited until they were within forty meters, then opened fire. The British force retreated with their wounded for a second wave. The British rushed up yet again. Again they retreated, suffering a great number of casualties. By the time the
It is our duty, as soon to be Second Lieutenants in the Army, to learn from history. Learning from mistakes in the past is necessary to understand the responsibilities we will soon have. The Battle of Gettysburg shows prime examples of the nine principles of war: Objective, Offensive, Mass, Economy of Force, Maneuver, Unity of Command, Security, Surprise and Simplicity. In the military today, we are overwhelmingly blessed with every asset that we have including technology and monetary resources the list could go on forever but the most invaluable asset is history. Although all nine principles of war are pertinent to success on the battlefield, only five will be discussed in this analysis.
Bunker Hill, while not officially a ‘win” for the patriots, served two purposes. With British casualties outnumbering Colonial loses nearly 3 to 1 (1,054 British to about 400 Colonial), and Congress’ call for all able bodied men to join the militia, the war was in full swing; but it was not the warfare that the British had expected (Shi).
The Battle of Yorktown was the decisive battle of the American Revolutionary War. The French and American forces laid siege upon the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia and eventually forced the surrender of nearly one-third of the total number of British troops in America. This battle showed that massive loss of life is not the only factor that will determine the victor, as there were a relatively low number of casualties taken by both sides. Instead, it was an aggregate of economic, social, geographical, and weather factors along with a bit of luck when it came to the timing of the major military movements and tactics all led to the success of the Franco-American forces. Had it not been for these combined factors the Battle of Yorktown and the American Revolutionary Was may have had a very different outcome.
The Battle at Bunker Hill had many events leading up to, and causing the event. The first of these was the Battle at Lexington and Concord which ultimately slowed the British down and keeping them inside Boston by Minute Men. Then Fort Ticonderoga was captured by Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys. These two events were the start of the tensions between Great Britain and the Colonies. Later this tension became physical and appearing on the battle field. The Colonies decided they needed to talk about it, so the Second Continental Congress took place, it was here that it was decided that the Colonies would try and separate from their Mother Country, so the Continental Army was formed the Congress came to a conclusion “All voted in favor and Washington became the new Commander-in-Chief” (Yost, 2011, p. 2). The Continental Army’s first mission was to fortify Breed’s Hill and defend it from the British coming from Boston, which Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill overlooked. The British wanted these positions in order to completely fortify Boston and drive all the Patriots out of the area.
People may believe that the Bunker Hill Monument is a simple representation of an American pastime that occurred during the Revolutionary War, but there is much more to it than some may believe. The actions that took place on June 17, 1775 became a very crucial, and telling role to how the success of the American forces would come during the Revolutionary War. Information discovered of the British Army planning to take area surrounding Boston on gave way to an intricate plan by the colonial forces to secure the top of Breed’s Hill overnight. Poorly equipped, but with their heads held high, the colonial troops took over the top of Breed’s Hill to take a vantage point against the British. William Prescott leading the fortification of the hill, guided the colonial troops to prepare for their confrontation with William Howe and the British Army. The heart and pride of the American forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill was a sign
The Battle of Bunker Hill is one of the first battles of the American Revolution,it is after the battles of Lexington and concord about two months.(Brown 2)Although commonly referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed’s Hill,which is in Charlestown, Massachusetts.(McGill 1)The battle is on June 17,1775.The British wanted to extend their control outside the limits of Boston.(Grayson 40)After three attack,Americans fight hard but lose.(Brown 3)
The Battle of Bunker Hill gave the American the confidence they needed for this war. This battle showed them that, while it was still going to be very difficult, they could win this war. The Battle of bunker Hill showed everyone in Colonial America that regular farmers were able to hold their own against the renowned British Redcoats. The Continental Army may have lost the battle but they gave the British Army a large amount of losses. Without this confidence i am sure there would have been a lot less people volunteering for their local militia. Which could have been fatal to the Continental Army.
A battle has been fought at Bunker Hill! This battle was fought by the Patriots and the British. The British army was led by General William Howe and the Patriots were led by Colonel William Prescott. Thousands of Patriots stood outside the city of Boston and were blocking access into the city. In order to defend the city from being besieged, the British attacked the Patriots on Breeds Hill using cannons and muskets. England also had the advantage of the Boston Harbor and used navy ships against the Americans. Many men and boys had to join the fight and help the Patriots. The battle went on for several days. It took the British 3 attacks to make the Patriots retreat. Patriots were forced to give up the hill due to lack of ammunition after
Have you ever heard “don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes.” That is what William Prescott said during the battle of bunker hill.General Howe lead the british up a hill into battle.There was three waves the first time they went up the british was plowed down by the colonist.The second time they went up they were shot down again.The third time the british went up the colonist were out of ammo and was forced to use their bayonets.
On day 2 of battle, Robert E Lee ordered forces to attack on the flanks of the Union by having them engage Cemetery Ridge, a important high ground. On this day the confederate army lost a sum of 6,500 troops while the union lost a total of 8,750. General Robert E Lee was very successful in his attack because he had a scout team that performed to perfection. They reported the round tops and the southern end of Cemetery Ridge were unoccupied by union troops, because of proper scouting and planning the confederate army took the win in a usual case of the defender losing more troops then the attacker.