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The battle on Breeds Hill wrongly named the Battle of Bunker Hill changed the course of the American Revolution This battle was the first large-scale engagement and also one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution It was held on June 17 1775 in Charlestown now part of Boston Massachusetts The prior battle to this one would be the at Lexington and Concorde which sort of started it all This battle took place April 19 1775 After the battle at Concorde British troops decided to give up and stop fighting and marched back Meanwhile the Americans continuously made hit and run attacks on the retreating forces This heightened the heat between the rebels and the British Later 5 days before the battle at Breeds Hill General Thomas Gage would declare martial law Stating to give pardon to anyone who would lay down their arms and pledge himself to King George He did this to avoid further uprisings and armed conflict Unfortunately this had the opposite effect and upset many of the colonists Thus adding to the flame and making the battle almost imminentOn June 16 1775 the Americans became aware of the British plan to take control of Bunker and Breeds Hills So the rebels decided to invade the area before the British in a hope to fortify it and be prepared for the Redcoats Colonel William Prescott and 1200 men mostly from Massachusetts moved in to the peninsula with the mission to fortify Bunker Hill Two ours upon arriving they realized that they needed to fortify Breeds Hill and fall back on Bunker Hill if necessary During the night of the sixteenth Colonel Prescott gave them the orders to Dig and dig hard Trying to get the soldiers to fortify Breeds Hill as best as possible If they learned anything from that night they learned that a Yankee soldier at this stage of war was a great diggerThe
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