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Battle of Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill
It took place on June 17, 1775 on Breed's Hill when the British attacked. General Israel Putnam was in charge of the Revolutionary forces. Major-General William Howe was in charge of British forces. There were 2,400 British troops against 1,500 Americans. Most of the battle didn't go on at Bunker Hill. It’s called the Battle of Breed's Hill.
The British attacked on the hilltop on three separate charges. 1,000 redcoats were killed. The rebels fled when they ran out of bullets. The British won.
Fort Ticonderoga was a defense throughout the Revolutionary War in America during 1775 to 1783. The first battle was in July 1758. General Abercrombie of the British Army attempted to take over the fort with 16,000 men. He failed in doing that, so the British were finally beaten by 4,000 French soldiers. Fort Ticonderoga was captured by General Jeffery Amherst in 1759. On May 10, 1775, at the start of the Revolutionary War, Ethan Allen, an American Revolutionary soldier, led his Green Mountain Boys in an attack to take over the fort. These soldiers from Vermont seized Fort Ticonderoga without a struggle. The British were beaten again. In 1777, the American garrison was forced to leave the fort by British General Burgoyne and his men. The British abandoned it and burned all of the buildings. It wasn’t taken over again. In 1909, it was restored and turned into a museum. It is still visited by thousands of tourists.
800 American soldiers stood guard along the river of Dorchester shores on March 4, 1776. 1200 American soldiers took Dorchester Heights uninhibited. They worked through the night to build structures suitable to defend against the British Army. During the night, the troops brought 59 cannons and defensive barriers that had been built in anticipation of the move. This gave the colonists the advantage of targeting the British, who were stationed in the city below. Washington hoped General
and his troops would either flee or try to take the hill. Howe ordered an attack on the hill. A snow storm rolled in and halted the chance of a battle. By the time the storm had subsided, Howe changes his mind about the attack. He sent word to the colonists that the city would not be burned to the ground if they were allowed to leave untouched. On
, the British left Boston and headed to
. This was General Washington's first victory in the American Revolutionary War.
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