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Boom Bang Crack The sounds of muskets being fired its ammunitionricocheting off rocks and splintering trees are heard all around The pungent smell of gunpowder stings the nose and its taste makes the mouth dry and sticky The battle is stillyoung but blood soaked uniforms and dead or dying men can already be seen causing thefear of death to enter many of the soldiers minds It is remembered that freedom is whatthe fight is for so we must continue to gain independence The battle has been going onfor a short time now although vision is already obscured from all the smoke and dust inthe air It is becoming increasingly difficult to breathe with all of these air bornesubstances entering my lungs People are still being struck by musket balls for the cries ofagony rise above the many guns explosions This is how the battle to be known asOn June 17 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place It is one of the mostimportant colonial victories in the US War for Independence Fought during the Siege ofBoston it lent considerable encouragement to the revolutionary cause This battle madeboth sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick andThe battle of Bunker Hill was not just an event that happened overnight Thebattle was the result of struggle and hostility between Great Britain and the colonies formany years Many of the oppressive feelings came as a result of British laws andrestrictions placed on them It would not be true to say that the battle was the beginningof the fight for independence It is necessary to see that this was not a rash decision thatoccurred because of one dispute but rather that the feelings for the British had beengetting worse for a long time and were finally releasedPerhaps two of the most notable injustices as perceived by the colonists were theStamp Act and the Intolerable Acts The Stamp Act was passed
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