Battle of Bunker Hill

Although technically a British victory, the Battle of Bunker in 1775 illustrated that the British were ill prepared for the new tactics of the coming war. They showed a lack of imagination by frontally assaulting a well dug in foe in excellent defensive positions. Ultimately, they were able to overwhelm the defenders but only at a savage cost. To make matters worse, the British decided to abandon Boston for a new campaign in New York and so doing much to negate the rationale for the battle.

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by Stephen Luscombe