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(also known as Breed's Hill) in June 1775 the colonists seized this hill from which they menaced the enemy in Boston; the British, instead of cutting off the retreat of their foes by flanking them, blundered bloodily when they launched a frontal attack with 3000 men; the americans (numbering 1500) strongly entrenched, mowed down the redcoats; however, the colonists' scanty supply of gunpowder ran out and they were forced to abandon the hill.