In this persuasive essay, I will talk about why Bunker Hill was one of the most important battles in the revolutionary war. There are three main reasons why Bunker hill was the most important battle. This battle showed the colonists that they are ready to fight in the war. In addition to that, this battle was a huge moral boost to the colonists. Even though the colonist didn’t win, it lead to many sacrifices on the British side. This is why the battle of Bunker Hill was one of the most important.
Both sides won in this battle but they also lost. That may sound confusing but the colonies make out with a lot of kills which will help later on because fifty deaths is a lot. The British also made out in this battle because they killed 8 very skilled soldiers. The British retreated once they reached concord and began their march back to
The first battle occurred on September 19, 1777. The British, upon beginning the first battle, “advanced on the American army… in three columns, one by the river under the German Colonel Riedesel, the main force in the center commanded by Burgoyne and the third, commanded by Brigadier Fraser making a wide outflanking detour to the American left. The aim of the British was to take the unfortified hill to the West of the American positions on Bemis Heights,” (British Battles). The fighting began near the farm of John Freeman, between American troops and the center British Column. With nightfall coming, General Burgoyne sent 500 German troops from the river to the British central column.
Although the battle at “Fort Ticonderoga” was a small one, it was also important. This battle was the first victory of the American Colonists. This event was vital, as it would provide more artillery for the colonists, and was moral booster. Lead by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, the so called Green Mountain Boys, a militia organized to defend land and landowners, attacked and seized the fort.
The Siege of Yorktown The Siege of Yorktown can also be identified as The Surrender at Yorktown, The German Battle, or The Battle of Yorktown. This battle was the last battle of the revolutionary war, but did not mark the end of it. This battle greatly affected the outcome of the revolutionary war.
The British then began to march forward onto the hill. “The British eventually took the hill but at a great coast.” (ushistory.org) The day after, the battle of Bunker hill the patriots retreated and reorganized. The patriots lost less men than the British had lost but even with the aont of men lost the British still had managed to take the hill.
The Battle of Valley Forge was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Although no actual military battle was waged here, George Washington’s Continental Army faced some physical and mental battles of their own in this Pennsylvania town. It was here at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where the Continental Army Soldiers of the Revolutionary War chose to go after being defeated in the Battle of Germantown in October 1777. During this winter, Washington’s troops came to this encampment to recuperate and train for future battles with the British. The winter of 1777-78 was terribly cold, bitter, and harsh. These conditions made things very difficult for General Washington’s military unit. The unit’s morale and physical strengths were severely tested throughout this challenging and historical time.
Where the British lost men to the ratio 2:1 to the colonists. The second battle, the Battle of Bemis Heights, on October 7th, 1777 is named Victory NY now is where the Saratoga Monument is placed and memorializes that day. The colonists winning the Battles of Saratoga caused British general Burgoyne to return to England and never give another command. This is why the Battles of Saratoga are considered the major turning point in the American Revolution. Others might say the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the first battle, where the British attempted to seize Patriot arms is the turning point.
After the Revolutionary War started, the British and the Americans dove into a series of violent and bloody battles. While the British troops were well-trained and equipped with advanced weapons, the Continental Army suffered through hardships and their lack of experience lead to constant bloodshed at the battles. Throughout the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Americans suffered through painful losses against the British until the Battle of Saratoga occurred. This battle was led by Benedict Arnold and General Gates on the American side and General Burgoyne on the British side. In the end, the British army was defeated by Gates and Arnold’s careful plans in which they were trapped and ultimately forced to surrender to the Americans.
The General in charge of the attack realized there were too many colonists, and sent for reinforcements. The reinforcements come 2 weeks later, at Bemis Heights, though, they were too late, as well as surrendered. The british surrendered, and the Americans were astounded. They had one. The battle of Saratoga was a game changer for both the Americans and the British.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord had led to the start of the Revolution. On April 19, 1775, a large number of British soldiers had planned to invade and steal important military weapons and equipment that were stored by the American colonists. In a few minutes time, the British troops had ran across a series of cannons, which was what they needed to abolish. Unfortunately, on their way to destroy these cannons, the British were confronted by the colonists, and forced to battle. A few troops from either side were killed or wounded, but the colonists remain victorious in this battle.
On the other side they made a small curved line as their defensive position. Notice that the colonists were attacking the British from on land, and the British were attacking on land and water. The British may have lost on a large grass field near a river of water. The battle could have kept on going because they were planning another attack but the Britain signed the treaty and the war was over.
In Israel Potter, Herman Melville explains in the excerpt “To his highness the Bunker Hill Movement” (Melville 1) that he cannot copy the life of the real Israel Potter, but in an interpretation that he calls his own, and in which he writes about history, in a fictional twist. Melville begins the story by telling where Israel Potter lives and explain his first place of travel, from Otis to somewhere near Windsor. Later, when traveling, he meets a girl, who he thought was pretty, but then he found out that she was less than he expected her to be, because she was raised under a household who did not have much money as he did. Going along to his adventure, he had traveled farther to the north to find new countries and to claim the land as his own. He went to Connecticut after staying at his newfound land for