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Why were they fighting over bunker hill?
On June 17, 1775 British regulars faced an assemblage of independently minded colonial militia at the Battle of Bunker Hill. By evening of that day the British held the Charlestown peninsula, and a new respect for the determination and resourcefulness of colonial forces. The colonials, if shaken from what was for many the first taste of war (and what it reveals of men's character), had proven to themselves that in direct confrontation they could thwart the British army, a force superior in training, equipment, and organization.
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The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775 on Breed's Hill, as part of the Siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War. General Israel Putnam was in charg…e of the revolutionary forces, while Major-General William Howe commanded the British forces.
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i don't think so. the following website says that they needed strong leadership so the second continental congress selected him as commander in chief of the continental army. …it's in the aftermath section. http://www.charlestownonline.net/bunkerhillbattle.htm
No the French have not yet been included in the Revolutionary War until the turning point of the War, Saratoga. After the battle of Saratoga the French realized that the Ameri…cans have a chance of winning the war.
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Yes they did with more than 800 British wounded and 226 killed, which was almost a third of the British forces there. The British took Bunker Hill after the colonials ran out …of ammo. It was a victory for the British but it came at a high price.
The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is nam…ed after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops, and is occasionally referred to as the "Battle of Breed's Hill." On June 13, 1775, the leaders of the colonial forces besieging Boston learned that the British generals were planning to send troops out from the city to occupy the unoccupied hills surrounding the city. In response to this intelligence, 1,200 colonial troops under the command of William Prescott stealthily occupied Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill, constructed an earthen redoubt on Breed's Hill, and built lightly fortified lines across most of the Charlestown Peninsula. When the British were alerted to the presence of the new position the next day, they mounted an attack against them. After two assaults on the colonial lines were repulsed with significant British casualties, the British finally captured the positions on the third assault, after the defenders in the redoubt ran out of ammunition. The colonial forces retreated to Cambridge over Bunker Hill, suffering their most significant losses on Bunker Hill. While the result was a victory for the British, they suffered a large amount of losses: over 800 wounded and 226 killed, including a notably large number of officers. The battle is seen as an example of a Pyrrhic victory, as while their immediate objective (the capture of Bunker Hill) was achieved, the loss of nearly a third of their forces did not significantly alter the state of siege. Meanwhile, colonial forces were able to retreat and regroup in good order having suffered few casualties. Furthermore, the battle demonstrated that relatively inexperienced colonial forces were willing and able to stand up to regular army troops in a pitched battle.
The Patriots lost the battle of Bunker hill because they were way outnumbered. But they stood up to them and fought.
Yes, Thomas Paine fought on bunker hill with the "Yankees".
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The British fought with Americans that rebelled aganist them.
There were just too many Brits. After three tries, the British took over. Each side lost almost half of their men.