Comparison Of The Battle Of Lexington And Concord

1634 Words7 Pages
The incident of Lexington and Concord was a catalyst that started the movement of the colonies wanting independence. The battle of Bunker hill unified the colonies more towards independence from the king and began the beginning of the loyalists and the patriots. As the American colonist heard about these battles they faced major decision should they join the rebels or remain loyal to Britain? The day before the battle of Lexington and Concord the colonists had information and intelligence that the british army was heading for Lexington and Concord. “The British are coming.” (Paul Revere) the reason the British were coming was to arrest, disarm and stop the rebels. The colonists were dissatisfied with the British rule and taxation without representation.…show more content…
General Howe stated “It took them a night to build that yet it would of taken my men a month to build it”. He realized that the patriots were desperate to build such a fortification and they must of been running out of ammunition and troops.The British troops with fixed bayonets attacked the hill and had to retreat back to the bottom of the hill. The British troops regrouped after the retreat and charged two more times up the hill. The patriots began to run low on ammunition and some began to retreat from the hill. 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 American colonist heard about the battle and they faced major decision. Should they join the rebels or remain loyal to the British? With this battle the colonists became more independent in the formation of the continental army preparing for a protective war for
Open Document