The Battle Of Bunker Hill

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The Battle of Bunker Hill

By
Connor Estes

Honors U.S History 1
Mr. Murphy
Groton Dunstable Regional High School
January 18, 2016
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 
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 to the British Army, that the Americans had no intentions on collapsing quickly in the oncoming war. The will and fight by the Americans against the British during the Battle of Bunker Hill was expressed throughout the process of before and after the battle. Even though the Americans were not well equipped or prepared,
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