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Battle of Bunker Hill

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  • 1. Battle of Bunker Hill
  • 2. Statistics & Leaders
    • British
    • 2,400 Soldiers
    • Major General William Howe & Major General Thomas Gage
    • American Colonists
    • 1,500 Soldiers
    • Major General Artemas Ward, Major General Israel Putnam & Major General Joseph Warren
  • 3. The beginning of the battle General Thomas gage tries to claim Charlestown Peninsula
  • 4. Three Strikes Your Out
    • June 16 th 1775, Bunker & Breed’s Hill on a peninsula Charlestown
    • 1,500 American troops waited on Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill.
    • The British were coming to take control over the Hills
    It took the British three attempts to force the colonists to retreat
  • 5. 2 nd Strike
    • Using the majority of his troops General Howe launched an attack.
    • Though Americans ran out of ammunition many British were left injured or dead.
    • There were many casualties and injuries left from the attack
  • 6. 3 rd Strike
    • The British expected American troops to resist an attack.
    • The British figured out the Americans had no more ammunition so they launched a final strike which forced the colonists to retreat.
  • 7. End of Battle
    • 1150 British killed or injured
    • 450 Colonists were slain
    • The British gained control of Dorchester Height
    • The war showed the british weren’t invincible
    • The colonists needed to work harder
    • Needed more military training
    • British Won but with a heavy cost.
  • 8. Sources
    • Wikipedia
    • Encarta
    • http://www.britishbattles.com/bunker-hill.htm

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