Analysis Of The Battle Of Breed's Hill

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What was the Battle of Bunker Hill? A military conflict between two sides: the American colonists and the British government before the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Bunker Hill, also known as Battle of Breed’s Hill, was the first major battle during the American Revolution. Taking place on June 17th, 1775, this war was fought in Charlestown, now known as Boston, during the Siege of Boston. After the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, more than 15,00 troops gathered from many states including: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. These troops gathered in the Boston area to meet the British army head on. The British army had more than 5,000 troops stationed here. During the blockade of the British troops, a New Hampshire resident overheard conversation discussing a plan between two British officers.…show more content…
This issue was raised on June 13 at a committee meeting in New Hampshire. Word was rapidly sent to the American troops who were stationed in Boston. In order to prevent the British troops from succeeding with the plan, Colonel Prescott ordered the troops to march to a nearby hill, Bunker, but the troops ended up marching to Breed’s Hill. Upon arrival to Breed’s Hill, the troops created a large earthen fortification. “The Order was explicit as to Bunker Hill; and yet a position in the pastures nearer Boston, now known as Breed’s Hill, seemed better adapted to the objects of the expedition, and better suited the daring spirit of the officers” ( Although the battle occurred on Breed’s Hill, it still became known as the Battle of Bunker

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