Bunker Hill, the Triumphant Defeat of the American Rebellion
During the first two months after the revolt of the Thirteen Colonies had been little action, but busy. On April 19, 1775-the "glorious April 19" - General Thomas Gage, commander of the troops of His Majesty in North America, discreetly sent an expeditionary force to the countryside of Massachusetts, outside Boston, with twofold: first, to capture one or more of the "patriots" agitators who had been spurring popular discontent against the British government; and second, to destroy military supplies disgruntled colonists had been accumulating in Concord, not far from Boston. There was also another objective, broader set; Gage sympathized with the Americans and did not want to start a war, but should encourage obedience to the British crown and remind the irresistible force that would face them if they chose the path of rebellion.
Lockhart, P. D.
(2015). Bunker Hill, the Triumphant Defeat of the American Rebellion. Desperta Ferro. Historia Militar y Política del Mundo Moderno, 14, 60-65.