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Boom Bang Crack The sounds of muskets being fired its ammunition ricocheting off rocks and splintering trees are heard all around The pungent smell of gun powder stings the nose and its taste makes the mouth dry and sticky The battle is still young but blood soaked uniforms and dead or dying men can already be seen causing the fear of death to enter many of the soldiers minds It is remembered that freedom is what the fight is for so we must continue to gain independence The battle has been going on for a short time now although vision is already obscured from all the smoke and dust in the air It is becoming increasingly difficult to breathe with all of these air borne substances entering my lungs People are still being struck by musket balls for the cries of agony rise above the many guns explosions This is how the battle to be known as Bunker Hill began On June 17 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place It is one of the most important colonial victories in the US War for Independence Fought during the Siege of Boston it lent considerable encouragement to the revolutionary cause This battle made both sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick and decisive battle The battle of Bunker Hill was not just an event that happened overnight The battle was the result of struggle and hostility between Great Britain and the colonies for many years Many of the oppressive feelings came as a result of British laws and restrictions placed on them It would not be true to say that the battle was the beginning of the fight for independence It is necessary to see that this was not a rash decision that occurred because of one dispute but rather the seeds sown to precipitate this battle were planted a long time ago and had just
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