Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel PhilbrickNathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution.
Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists.
Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren’s fiance the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control.
With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.
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Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost. After re-forming their lines, the British attacked again, with much the same result. The outnumbered Americans were forced to retreat. More than Americans perished, while more than others were wounded. Despite losing their strategic positions, the battle was a significant morale-builder for the inexperienced Americans, convincing them that patriotic dedication could overcome superior British military might.
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This is a list of military actions in the American Revolutionary War. Actions marked with an asterisk involved no casualties. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American Revolutionary War Campaigns and theaters. Boston campaign — Canadian campaign.
The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the early battles of the Revolutionary War and the most significant battle of the Siege of Boston. The Siege of Boston began after the Shot Heard Round the World took place in April of and the British retreated back to Boston where they were trapped inside the city by the rebels. The Battle of Bunker Hill was a military conflict between the American colonists and the British government during the Revolutionary War. First, a detachment would move out against Dorchester neck, throw up two redoubts there, and then attack the rebel post in Roxbury. Once Boston was safe from attack in that direction, Howe would take a large force to Charlestown heights and either attack the Americans in Cambridge or outflank that post, which would accomplish the same purpose. The British troops had been blockaded inside Boston by the American troops since the Siege of Boston began on April 19,
It was an American victory that forced a British widthdrawal from the countryside back to Boston. The first shot of the battle became known in American history as "the shot heard round the world. Henry Knox bringing cannons from Fort Ticonderoga down to Boston The Siege of Boston was a month long confrontation between the newly created Continental army and the British in the aftermath of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. American forces sought to capture Boston and bring about the surrender of the British army they trapped in the city.