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The Battle of Bunker Hill-Chapter 6 project

The Battle of Bunker Hill

Ben Biniasz

on 16 January 2013

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By: Ben Biniasz The Battle Of Bunker Hill RESOURCES The Battle of Bunker Hill Prescott's militia did their best to get ready. On the night of June 16, William Prescott led his men onto the peninsula. They also dug a fortification 160 feet long and 80 feet wide. The British were surprised by establishment of the fortification and it caused them to attack. Getting Ready for the British. The Fight Why the British Wanted the Hill and How the Colonists Got to it First Why the Battle of
Bunker Hill Happened The Battle Picture Resources 13 Colonies Colonial Flag: http://thehistorykitchen.com/files/2011/03/Colonial-Flag-13-Colonies.jpg The Battle of Bunker Hill was the second battle of the Revolutionary War. The battle actually took place on Breed's Hill behind Charleston on June, 1775. The British had 2,200 soldiers led by William Howe attacking William Prescott and his militia of 1,500 men. Militia Man: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jmccune/howlett/O-Vic21a.jpg British Navy Fleet: http://cloudfront.bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/early-navy.jpg Casualties Even though Britain "took the field", the Americans suffered much less deaths than the British. The British lost at least 1,000 soldiers, while the militia only lost 400 soldiers. Without the lack of ammo, Prescott and his men probably would have won. Even though the Americans lost the battle, (the British gained Breed's Hill), the Americans probably would have won if it had not been for their lack of ammo. The first two times the British charged, they had to retreat back down the hill because of the Americans firing. On the third charge, the Americans ran out of ammunition and had to fight with bayonets, but most of the Americans' muskets did not have bayonets. First Attack: http://static.newworldencyclopedia.org/d/d6/Bunker_hill_first_attack.gif The First Attack The Second Attack Second Attack: http://static.newworldencyclopedia.org/7/76/Bunker_hill_second_attack.gif The Third
Attack Third Attack: http://static.newworldencyclopedia.org/a/a2/Bunker_hill_final_attack.gif Noodlebib Works Cited
“The Battle of Bunker Hill.” Creating America. N.p.: McDougal Littell, 2005. 161. Print.
“The Battle of Bunker Hill.” Nettrekker. Massachusetts Historical Society, 2008. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://school.nettrekker.com/goExternal?np=/sections/external/web/external.ftl&pp=/sections/external/web/external.ftl&evlCode=376023&productName=school&al=High>.
“Battle of Bunker Hill.” New World Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Bunker_Hill>. In the Spring of 1775, Dorchester Heights and the Charlestown peninsula lie abandoned and these positions would control Boston and the Boston harbor, so General Gage decided to seize these positions before the colonists. Unfortunately for the British, this news leaked out across Boston on June 15. Acting quickly, the Massachusetts Committee of Safety ordered General Artemas Ward "to race the British to Charlestown peninsula, capture Bunker Hill, then seize Dorchester Heights. Retreat As we well know, the colonists retreated on the third charge from the British. There are, however, more details than that and the retreat was not as simple as it seems. Once the colonists ran out of ammo, the ones who did have bayonets used them, but most did not and had to fight the British who had bayonets with rocks and the butt of their guns. Casualties slide picture: http://www.britishbattles.com/images/bunker-hill/breed-hill-attack.jpg
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