Lesson 7 Bunker Hill

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The colonists took a hill that overlooked the Boston Harbor. The hill was called Breed's Hill after its owner. The army thought they were on a different hill named Bunker Hill which was nearby. The battle that took placed was called the Battle of Bunker Hill because of this mistake.

The battle began when the British commander sent soldiers up the hill to take it from the colonists. The British were forced back by the American muskets. They charged again and were again driven back by colonial guns.


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On the third charge the colonists were almost out of ammunition, so the British were able to take over Breed's Hill. The colonial army lost 140 men in the battle. The British army lost many more. Nearly 1000 British were killed or wounded.

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