Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill (or Battle of Breed's Hill) was one of the most important battles of the American Revolution. It took place on June 17, 1775, around Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

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Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?

Answer: Breed's Hill The British lost many soldiers in the Battle of Bunker Hill, which actually took place on Breed's Hill Charlestown Mass. (now part of Boston) The two hills are often collectively refered to as Bunker Hill.

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Who lost Battle of Bunker Hill?

General Israel Putnam

The Americans

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How many soldiers fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill?

british 2,200 1034 casualties

soon to be Americans 1,200 ( 700 on the hill and 500 in reserve) 400 to 600 casualties, we did not keep great records of the event.

The British had suffered more than one thousand casualties out of the 2,300 or so who fought. While the colonists only suffered 400 to 600 casualties from an estimated 2,500 to 4,000 men.

the top answer is correct, cause we were out numbered but holding the high ground and because the british came over in waves from Boston and not all at once was our biggest advantage.. You know we lost that battle, right?

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Did George Washington win the Battle of Bunker Hill?

NO.

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Who said Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes?

It was Colonel William Prescott who said this, because he had limited ammunition and didn't want to waste it. He wanted his soldiers to only take shots that would almost definitely kill British soldiers.

Many also believe it could have been Israel Putnam of Connecticut who first uttered it.

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What led up to the Battle of Bunker Hill?

It may be called the Battle of Bunker Hill, but it was acually faught on Breed's Hill just south east of Bunker Hill. Orignally the colonist made there way to Bunker Hill, when they got lost and wound up on Breeds Hill.

Boston had been occupied by the British army since 1768. Since May of 1774 Massachusetts had been under martial law under General Thomas Gage. After armed conflict with the colonialists started on April 19, 1775 at the Battle of Lexington and Concord Gage's forces had been besieged in Boston by 8,000 to 12,000 militia led mainly by General Artemas Ward. In May, the British garrison was increased by the arrival of about 4,500 additional troops and Major General Howe. Admiral Samuel Graves commanded the fleet within the harbor.

General Gage started work with his new generals on a plan to break the siege of Boston. They would use an amphibious assault to remove the Americans from the Dorchester Heights or take their headquarters at Cambridge. To thwart these plans, General Ward gave orders to General Israel Putnam to fortify Bunker Hill. The battle was a br.

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How many battles were fought at Bunker hill?

how many battles were fought at bunker hill 3 battles were fought in bunker hill...

2 were won by the colonists and the last one the British won.......

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Who were the Breeds of Breed's Hill?

I have an ancestor, Ethyl Breed Sherman, who is supposed to be a descendent, but have no additional info. The breed's were farmers mainly.

Ethel Breed Sherman (b. 4 Sept. 1877) was born to Amos B. Sherman (1847-1901) and Emma Urania Bennett (1853-1880). Emma U. Bennett was born to George R. Bennett (1822-?) and Emmaline Rebekah Breed (1823-?). Emmaline R. Breed was born to William Basset Breed (1791-1833) and Urania Chase (1797-?). William Basset Breed was the son of James Breed (1749-1810) and Rebekah Bassett (1754-1829). James Breed was the son of Ebenezer Breed (1710-1762) and Rebecca Phillips (1720-1726).

"..The hill was named for the Breed pastures South of the redoubt, which were owned by Ebenezer Breed, the great-grandson of John Breed, who was the second child of that family name born on American Soil, and the fourth son of the father of all the Breeds in America." (http://breedfamily.org/Battle.html)

Above quoted reference originally sourced from: Breed, J. Howard; "A Record of the Descendants of Allen Bread who came to America from England in 1630;" Hathaway & Brothers, Philadelphia; pp 33- 35

Source used: p. 64 of Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to end of year 1849, Volume II.

Also, One World Family Trees, Ancestry.com database

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What was so important about the Battle of Bunker Hill?

Bunker Hill showed just how determined both sides were. The colonists on the hill ran out of ammunition and the British literally killed them where they stood. It was a major battle for the time and showed that the colonists were ready to fight to the death. No prisoners were taken and the British used bayonets on the living.

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Why was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?

British General Howe had captured Boston. At the time, the back bay was exactly that - a bay. Breed's hill and Bunker's hill (named after the owners of the farms where the hills were) were great vantage points to watch Boston below and across the bay. The rebels 'dug in' and created fortifications - in one night. It was a huge undertaking under the cover of darkness. From the hills, the rebel cannons could reach to some areas of Boston. Howe sent his men across the bay on boats to stop the American cannons. He sent several waves of troops marching up directly into rebel fire until the shear numbers of British troops - combined with a minimal amount of American ammunition - over-whelmed the rebels and they were forced to retreat. The British eventually held the hill but had taken a huge number of casualties from what was supposed to be a motley crew of farmers that would run at the mere sight of the royal army. If you are really interested, there is a great book called The Glorious Cause by JEFFREY SHAARA that tells about the early years of the American revolution.
English decided they would try and take Breed Hill from colonist to induce fear. It took them three tries to finally win, and they only won because the colonists ran out of ammunition.

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Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill truly fought?

Breed's Hill

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What is the adjective phrase in the sentence the Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle of the American Revolution?

There are two adjective phrases, but one is part of a proper noun:

1) "of the American Revolution" (modifies battle)

2) "of Bunker Hill" (modifies Battle)

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Who was the victor at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

The English won the war, but were dealt many casualties. The battle was actually fought on Breed's Hill, but it was named after Bunker hill right next to it.

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What happened at the battle of Yorktown?

James Armistead was an American spy who carried on the word that Britain was waiting for supplies in Yorktown, Virginia, to the French Navy. Then the navy set up a blockade of British ships. Cornwallis discovered too late that he was surrounded by Americans. cannons fired for weeks. Cornwallis tried to flee by ship, but the French navy blocked him. On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis sent a runner and a drummer boy with a white flag to surrender to George Washington.

AMERICA WON THE WAR!

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What ever happened to William Prescott in the Battle of Bunker Hill?

After the Revolutionary War, William Prescott served as a judge in the Massachusetts General Court. He aslo joined the militia during Shay's Rebellion.

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Why was the Battle of Bunker Hill important?

"The Battle of Bunker Hill" proved that the Americans could actually take on the strong, established British troops. The British did end up winning the battle, but ended up suffering many casualties. After such a hard hit, the British had to rebuild, giving the Americans a time to retreat and recuperate.

The importance of Bunker Hill was that the Patriots fought their hardest and they never gave up. This let the British know that the Americans wouldn't be easy to beat.

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Furthermore it's worth stating that the British failed to exploit their costly victory and that led them to be forced of evacuating Boston on March 17,1776, which meant a decisive strategic victory for the American revolutionary forces.

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Why do you think the colonists were proud of their actions at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

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Who lead the Battle of Bunker Hill?

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General William Howe commanded British forces and Israel Putnam and William Prescott were in charge of the Massachusetts Militia.

Thomas Gage lead the British and William Prescott lead the Americans.

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What did the Americans and the British eat during the war of Bunker Hill?

Bunker Hill was a battle, not a war. It was the second major battle of the War of Independence. It was short enough that nobodu had time for a meal break during the actual battle. A typical soldiers meal, for both sides, at the time would consist of salt beef or pork and a hard, cracker like bread called hardtack. Michael Montagne

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What did the British wear in the Battle of Bunker Hill?

The British wore their original bright red coats.

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Did the Battle of Bunker Hill happened first or the Battle of Yorktown?

Bunker Hill happened first it took place on 17 June 1775. The Battle of Yorktown was in 1781.

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When did the Battle of Bunker Hill start and end?

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It started on June 17, 1775-June 17,1775
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How many people died in the Battle of Bunker Hill?

1000 British people were killed or wounded. 400 Americans people were killed or wounded

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Who won the batlle in July 1776?

the patriots.

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What are bunker charge?

is a fuel sur-charge for vessel. they use bunker fuel. Charges add on to existing rate for boats/vessels/ships due to higher cost of fuel and that's why English is much harder to learned.

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