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Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
At This Well
 
At This Well Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. At This Well Marker
 
Inscription.
At this well
April 19, 1775
James Hayward of Acton
met a British soldier
who raising his gun said
You are a dead man.
And so are you, replied Hayward
Both fired. The soldier
was instantly killed
& Haywood mortally wounded.

 
Location. 42° 26.827′ N, 71° 15.403′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Battle Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the extreme eastern part of Minute Man National Historic Park, along the Battle Road. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln MA 01773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Story Continues (here, next to this marker); Ebenezer Fiske House Site (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ebenezer Fiske House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bluff & Fiske Hill (about 700 feet away); This Bluff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whittemore House (approx. 0.6 miles away); April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away); Minute Man Visitor Center (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on the Battle Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Marker on the Battle Road
 

2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Colonial Well Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Colonial Well
This well was the site of the April 19, 1775 encounter between James Hayward and the British soldier which resulted in the death of both men.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 970 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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