The Battle of Bunker Hill was an important battle even though it was fought over a year before the Revolutionary War began. It sent a strong message to both the British and the colonists what the upcoming Revolutionary War would be like.
The colonists had the advantage of the location at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The colonists controlled the hill, which is usually an advantage in a battle. However, the British had more supplies and weapons than the colonists had. It took the British three tries to capture the Bunker Hill, which in reality was Breed’s Hill. The British captured the hill only because the colonists ran out of ammunition.
This battle was important because it sent a message to both the sides. The colonists began to believe they could fight against the British army and be successful against them. They gained confidence from this battle because their loss was caused by a lack of ammunition. The colonists believed they would do well fighting against the British army. The British began to realize this was not going to such an easy conflict to fight. If the British believed they would go into the colonies and fight and win the war quickly, this battle sent them a message that would not be the case.
This battle, while occurring a year before the Declaration of Independence was issued, was important because of the messages it sent to both sides.