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The British wanted to attack bunker hill because from bunker hill all of Boston could be hit by cannon fire. However because of a mistake they attacked breeds hill thinking it was bunker hill.

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Why did the British end up capturing Bunker Hill or Breeds Hill?

Breeds hill

What caused colonist to retreat from breeds hill?

They ran out of gun powder and the British stormed the hill.

Which hill did Battle of Bunker Hill occur on?

the battle of bunker hill was on breed's hill. the british won.

Who was at bunker hill and who was at breeds hill?

nobody they were at breeds hill in the morning

How did the battle of Bunker Hill start?

The British landed Charlestown Peninsula. They began marching towards Boston via Breeds Hill. They were met by William Prescott and his men.

Why was the Battle of Bunker Hill important for the colonist?

The continental army learned that the British planned to occupy the unoccupyed hills(Breeds Hill and Bunker Hill) that surrounded the city Boston.

Why did they have the battle of Bunker Hill?

They had the battle of bunker hill because the British didn't want the Americans to follow their own religion but it happened when the Americans built a fort on top of a hill for cover and if the British got it then they would have their cannons. Actually the battle was fought on breeds hill.

How many time did it take for the British to take Breeds Hill?

They tried 3 times and succeeded on the third try.

Were Americans involved in the Battle of Bunker Hill?

Yes, that is why there was a battle. The British wanted the "hill" and a group of Americans had it. They stood their ground so there was a battle. The importance of the hill was that it overlooked the harbor. Bunker Hill is also known as Breeds Hill.

Why was the battle of the bunker hill important for the colonists?

many people died the british which made the Americans fight harder.

What was an effect of the mix up of the Battle of Bunker Hill and breeds hill?

even though the british won the battle the british had more losses of soldiers and lots of casualties and deaths. so overall the british won but it backfired on them and they had a lot of casualties. that was the effect

Why did colonel Prescott and his men choose to fortify breeds hill ins ted of bunker hill?

Breeds Hill was lower and closer to the harbor.