Battle of Bunker Hill

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Battle of Bunker Hill

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

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