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The Battle of Bunker Hill
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     challenging words:    retreat, wounded, ammunition, early, defeat, general, gunpowder, beginning, trapped, attack, defend, beating, longer, army, flags, against
     content words:    Bunker Hill, American Revolution


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The Battle of Bunker Hill
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     The Patriots had lost early battles in the war. They weren't going to give up. The American soldiers went to Boston. They surrounded the town. British soldiers could not attack. They were trapped in Boston. It did not look like the war would end quickly. The Americans did not want to lose.
 
2     In 1775, the Patriots were in charge of two hills near Boston. Hills were important in the war. They were easier to defend. The British general wanted to be in charge of the hills. He decided to attack the Americans. He would force them to leave the hills.
 
3     The British soldiers attacked on June 17. They sent a lot of soldiers up the first hill. It was named Breed's Hill. This is where most of the battle was fought. The soldiers marched in a straight line. There were people beating drums. Other soldiers carried flags.

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