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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

American Redoubts

 
 
American Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. American Redoubts Marker
Inscription.
Location of the
American Redoubts
on
Dorchester Heights
which compelled the evacuation
of Boston by the British Army
March 17 – 1776.

 
Location. 42° 19.98′ N, 71° 2.747′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Park. Click for map. Marker is located in Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in Thomas Park in South Boston. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorchester Heights (a few steps from this marker); On these Heights (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dorchester Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Heights Thomas Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Station (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Dorchester Heights. Boston National Historical Park website. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Back of American Redoubts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Back of American Redoubts Marker
Marker at Dorchester Heights image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Marker at Dorchester Heights
The marker is located at the summit of Dorchester Heights in South Boston.
Marker in Thomas Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Marker in Thomas Park
During the winter of 1775-76, Gen. Henry Knox transported cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge. On the night of March 4, 1776, Gen. George Washington placed these cannon here overlooking British-held Boston, forcing them to evacuate the city on March 17.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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