How Did The Battle Of Bunker Hill Change British Expectations About The War?


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The Battle of Bunker Hill took place in 1775 on Breed's Hill, as a part of the Siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War. General Israel Putnam was the in charge of revolutionary forces, while Major-General William Howe commanded British forces.
The result was Pyrrhic victory for the British. They suffered greatest losses of the entire war: Over 800 wounded and 228 killed. The colonists held on and repelled the first two attacks.
Finally the colonists' ammunition supplies ran out and on the third assault, the British forces overran the revolutionaries' fortified earthworks on the Breed and Bunker's Hills. British General Henry Clinton remarked in his diary "A few more such victories would have surely put an end to British dominion in America."

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