The Battle of Bunker Hill

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The Battle of Bunker Hill . By: Jessenia ( Lupita ) Alvarez, So Yeon Lim and Paola Pinzon . Causes of the battle. American Colonies. Joseph Warren (1741-1775) A doctor and soldier Active in Sons of Liberty Sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on Midnight Rides - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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The Battle of Bunker Hill By: Jessenia (Lupita) Alvarez, So Yeon Lim and Paola Pinzon

Causes of the battle

American ColoniesJoseph Warren (1741-1775)A doctor and soldierActive in Sons of LibertySent Paul Revere and William Dawes on Midnight Rides"These fellows say we won't fight! By Heavens, I hope I shall die up to my knees in blood!"

American ColoniesIsrael Putnam (1717-1790)Appointed colonel of the 3rd Connecticut RegimentPlanned battle"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."

American ColoniesWilliam Prescott (1726-1795)Led the soldiers in the battlefield.Colonel of Pepperell company.

BritainWilliam Howe (1729-1814)Entered army at seventeen.Ordered troops in battlefield.Commander-in-chief of Britain until 1778.

BritainThomas Gage (1720-1787)General of BritainPlanned to take control of Charlestown peninsula (Breeds Hill and Bunker Hill) to attack the American colonists.

Weapons Musket: Flintlock:Bayonete

Cannons Cannons: it took 14 soldiers to operate but a cannon could fire progectile for hundreds of yards.

The Siege of BostonApril 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776Lexington and concord Second Continental congress

Olive Branch Pettition June 3, 1775 July 8thAugust 14th

Geography Charlestown Peninsula

Breeds Hill

Bunker Hill

Advantage of geography

The Battles June 15-British Plan to occupy the Peninsula June 16 Colonel William Prescott arrives to Bunker HillJune 17 battle begins

Tactics Presscot-breastworks

14Howe's force arrives at 3:30 p.m. (attacked by snipers) = cannons

Redcoats advance the hill = Americans attack Piggott Vs. Stark Howe attacks up hill = fail

First Assault

British Victory

British Victory

16Outcome British: the number of killed and wounded is greater than our forces can afford to loose Gage

Americans: upon the hole, I think we have little reason to complainI wish we could sell them another hill at the same price- Nathanael Green

Fortification of Dorchester Heights:

General George Washington:General William Howe:

Colonel Henry Knox:


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