Battle of Bunker and Breed’s Hill

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Battle of Bunker and Breeds Hill. June 17, 1775. The Plot. Colonial militias from the countryside of Mass come to encircle Boston in the hopes of getting the British out of there. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Battle of Bunker and Breeds Hill

    June 17, 1775

  • The PlotColonial militias from the countryside of Mass come to encircle Boston in the hopes of getting the British out of there.In the middle of the night, the colonists dig trenches on top of B & B Hill on Charlestown Peninsula. British should have gone to the Boston Neck, but reacted and attacked their position.3 waves of British. First two result in many Brit deathsOn 3rd wave, Am run out of ammo & retreat

  • Key People, Figures, Groups

    ColonistsEthan Allen (Green Mt. Boys), Benedict Arnoldrebel groups who helped after the battle William PrescottAmerican Colonel who led 1200 colonists to defend BB Hills; dont shoot until you see the whites of their eyeslow on ammo, so needed to take careful aim

    BritishGeneral Thomas Gage & General Howe3000 Brit soldiers

  • Outcomes1050 Brit deaths, 440 Am deathsmany shot in back during retreat including Dr. WarrenGMB snuck into Brit Ft. Ticonderoga in NY & took 50 cannons (no deaths), dragged 10,000 lbs. 200 miles to Boston, pretended to be a barber to get into the fortTiconderoga cannons set up by winter at Dorchester Heights, aimed at B. Harbor Brit Navy;

  • Historical Significance/ImportanceColonial moral victory; shocked that they could beat the most powerful army in the world, boosts confidence; though brits claimed the victory b/c of retreatBrits leave Boston by March & 1000 loyalists go to CanadaE. Burke asks Parliament to withdraw troops, Lord North just sends more

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