Remembering The Battle of Bunker Hill, What Did General Howe And His Troops Do?
Recently one of our readers, named Alex asked us a very interesting question; his question was remembering the battle of Bunker Hill, what did General Howe and his troops do?
We found, the answer very amazing, which is at the same time quite shameful for the powerful British army, in front of American troops.
The fact is something like this:
Actually, in the first phase after winning the battle General William Howe and his troops celebrated the victory.
But in the next phase, they decided to leave Bunker Hill.
Because after three weeks of the battle happened, on July 2nd, 1775 George Washington arrived back in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
And he immediately started focusing on reinforcing American troops in higher numbers to take back the Bunker Hill area.
In the 17th June 1775’s conflict, the British army already faced a huge amount of casualties of their armies.
Therefore General Howe and his troops decided not to take any risk and move back to Boston.
They felt that it would be harmful to them to be there for a long time.
So, this is the simple answer to this question.
But Why They Had To Move Back To Boston?
Of course, as we have mentioned above, the first reason was the number of casualties from the British side was much higher than the American side.
The amount was two times higher than American troops.
Secondly, though they managed to capture the area for some short time; but soon George Washington started reinforcing American soldiers there.
Seeing this, General Howe and his troops feared an immediate American invasion there.
The third and most important reason was the lack of military and other necessary support to the British troops from their authority.
Mostly this third reason made them oblige to leave the Bunker Hill area as soon as possible.