History For Kids: The Battle Of Bunker Hill
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*Perfect for ages 7-9*Includes photographs in the battle's important generals. Pictures help bring the story to life, at the same time as the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid's attention all of the strategy towards the end. On June 17, 1775, the British Navy fired on Charlestown from the Charles River following which landed an estimated 3,000 British regulars on the peninsula. With the Charles River surrounding it on 3 sides, Boston was an perfect city to lay siege to. At this time, the colonists and colonial forces had been nevertheless unclear of their ultimate goals; the Second Continental Congress would not formally declare independence for yet another year. Bunker Hill would end up being the bloodiest battle employing the entire Revolutionary War, and it had a vital impact on the morale of what would turn into the Continental Army and also the ultimately productive siege of Boston. Though Lexington and Concord had been the scenes from the first fighting, contingency plans had been made on each sides for war, and right away appropriate after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the colonial militia men who had poured in from across the countryside converged on Boston, which in the time was a peninsula using a tiny neck attaching it to the rest of Massachusetts. In Charles River Editors' History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most crucial people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. On April 19, 1775, the “ shot heard 'round the world” was fired at Lexington, officially starting the Revolutionary War in between the colonists and the British Empire. Background for Kids: The Battle of Bunker Hill comprehensively covers the events that led up for the battle, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battle. *Includes a number of maps in the battle. The British soldiers attempted multiple charges against about 1,500 defenders who had been fairly well entrenched on Breed's Hill, 1 of many hills behind Charlestown, and it took 3 attempts to force the colonists back to Cambridge. Given its importance, the battle remains well recognized among all Americans, and probably not surprisingly a quantity of the myths and legends surrounding the battle and its participants remain the best known aspects from the fighting. Along with maps and pictures of crucial people, places, and events, your kids will learn in regards to the Battle of Bunker Hill like never before. During the first handful of months of the fighting, the British tried on several occasions to lift the siege with force, and a single particular of the most memorable attempt was what became known as the Battle of Bunker Hill. Initially, the militias blocked off the land approaches to Boston, but when 4,500 more British soldiers arrived by sea, the American forces fell back to adjacent hills on the Charlestown Peninsula, Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill. *Includes accounts of the fighting written by witnesses and soldiers. The British suffered a heavy price, losing over 1,000 British soldiers killed or wounded, compared to only 450 casualties for the colonists, who had stood toe to toe with the vaunted redcoats till ammunition ran low.
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