Battle of Bunker Hill Or Breeds Hill ????. On June 16, 1775 Colonel William Prescott led 1,200 men to take up position on Bunker Hill.
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Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Bunker HillOr Breeds Hill ????On June 16, 1775 Colonel William Prescott led 1,200 men to take up position on Bunker Hill.
Location, location, location
Breeds HillPrescott sees that nearby Breeds hill was a better location. Has his men dig trenches there.Dig men dig. They dig all night.In the morning British commander sees the Americans.He ships 2,400 red coats across the harbor to Charlestown.
Imagine if you were a British soldierEach British soldier carried a heavy pack that weighed about 125 pounds according to The American Nation60 pounds according to WikipediaThe cross rough fields and climb uphill.
Imagine you are a PatriotPatriots have very little gunpowderReportedly, Colonel Prescott says, Dont shoot till you see the _______________!The colonist run out of gunpowderOn the third try the British take Breeds Hill and Bunker Hill.ResultsBritishClaim the victory
Over 1,000 redcoats dead or woundedBritish commander said something like A few more victories like this and it could end the British army.PatriotsOver 400 die
But prove Americans can fight bravelyShowed British it would not be easyOne more try Olive Branch Petition- declared their loyalty and asked the king to repeal the Intolerable Acts (July 1775)