The Battle of Bunker Hill

British vs Americans

By Alec Meyrowitz and Georgia Rappaport

 Table Of Contents

 

Introduction....................................1

Beggining.......................................2

Middle/End.....................................3

Effects/Conclusion.........................4

Maps...............................................5

Adam Finkle...................................6/7

Kile Gates.......................................8

Index...............................................9

Glossary.........................................10

 

 

 

Introduction

 

    Do you know when this battle occurred? Do you know what this battle even is? Do you know where it took place? It is the year of 1775. The British were planning an attack on the colonies. The battle was later known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, also known as the Battle of Breed's Hill. It was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. It was June 16, 1775 and the colonies built an eastern fort surrounded by a ditch preparing for the battle.



 

 

Beggining


It is June 17, 1775 and the battle is about to start on the top of Breed’s Hill. Major General Howe led roughly 2500 regulars up the hill. The Patriots were led by Israel Putnam and William Prescott. The Patriots were well-prepared with a fort, guns and clubbed muskets. On the other hand the Loyalists came in rows and fought with guns. Israel Putnam said, ‘’Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”







 

 

Middle/End

 

Boom! The first shot just landed. Boom! The second shot was fired. Then the colonists shot many musket balls at the British troops. Shots went back and forth between the two sides. Many from each of the sides were getting hit after every shot fired. It was complete chaos. It took lots of firing from each side. Many were killed or wounded. It seemed like no one could get the upper hand against their opponent. It seemed like this battle for Bunker Hill could go on forever. But finally the third time the British attacked, nobody fired back at them. This happened because the colonists ran out of gunpowder. The British had won the the battle of Bunker Hill.





 

 

Effects/Conclusion



Even though the British had won this battle, they felt like they did not win. This happened because 226 British soldiers died that day and 828 of the troops were wounded. In fact 40% of the British soldiers either died or were killed. On the other hand, there were only 145 American troops dead and 304 troops wounded.  In total, only 449 of the American troops were killed or wounded, and 1054 British troops either died or were wounded by the Americans. That was a huge difference.

Battle of Bunker Hill Map

 Loyalist Letter 1

 

1775  

Dear Ted ''The Man'' Jaunhan,

    The battle is going to start tomorrow. I am not even worried because I know our king, King George has everything figured out. There is no way that those despicable Patriots have a chance against the best army in the world. I do not even need to sleep; that is how easy this battle for Bunker Hill is going.             

 Loyalist Letter 2

 

Dear Ted ''The Man'' Juanhan,          1775

           It is June 17, 1775. The battle has started and I was surprised how talented these American soldiers were. But I am still not scared. Finally after our third attack, nobody fired back at us and before we knew it we won the battle.  Although we won Bunker Hill, we felt like we did not because so many of our troops died compared to the American soldiers.

Sincerely,

Adam Finkle

Patriot Letter 1

 

Kile Gates

June 15, 1775

Dear Dr. Warren,

    The battle is going to start tomorrow. I know that General William Prescott will lead us to victory. I think the General is hopeful so I won’t be so scared to face the greatest military in the world. I will fight because I have a reason to fight, unlike those loyalists. They might have better training and equipment, but they have hearts of cowards. There needs to be some confidence here and I think we should all  not fight for life or for death, but for freedom and to fight against the British.

 

Sincerely,

        Kile Gates

Index

 

Breed's Hill 3

British 3,5,6,8

Bunker Hill 3,4,5,7,8

Colonies 3

Dr.Warren 8

George Washington 8

Loyalists 4 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

 

Breed's Hill- Where the battle took place.

Bunker Hill- What the battle was fought for.

Israel Putnam and William- American leaders.

Gunpowder- Stuff that makes the gun work. 

Wounded- Badly injured.

Despicable- deserving hatred and contempt.

King George- King of Great Britian