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Concord in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Minuteman of Concord 1775

 
 
The Minuteman of Concord Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. The Minuteman of Concord Marker (Front)



Inscription.
By the Rude Bridge that
arched the flood,
their flag to Aprilís
breeze unfurled,
here once the embattled
farmers stood,
and fired the shot heard
round the world.

Back of Monument:
1775
Ninteenth
of
April
-----
1875

 
Erected 1875.
 
Location. 42° 28.133′ N, 71° 21.075′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Monument Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Minute Man National Historical Park, near the North Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Isaac Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Fight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of British Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Concord Battle Monument (about 300 feet away); Two Revolutions (about 600 feet away); An Evolving Legacy (about 600 feet away); Reflections of the Revolution (about 600 feet away); The Road to Colonel Barrettís (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Regarding The Minuteman of Concord 1775. The wording on the
The Minuteman of Concord Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. The Minuteman of Concord Marker (Rear)
front of the monument comes from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn (1837).
 
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Concord Hymn. Poem written by Ralph Waldo Emerson for the commemoration of the Concord Monument, July 4, 1837. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Concord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Concord Marker
Marker in Minute Man Nat'l Hist Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
4. Marker in Minute Man Nat'l Hist Park
The Minuteman of Concord 1775 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
5. The Minuteman of Concord 1775
The North Bridge can be seen in the background of the photo.
Closeup of the Minuteman Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
6. Closeup of the Minuteman Statue
Foundry Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
7. Foundry Mark
Ames Foundry
Chicopee, Mass
Minuteman Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
8. Minuteman Statue Detail
D. C. French Fecit
Concord 1874

The Minuteman of Concord sculpture was done by Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) of Ames Manufacturing Company. It was modeled between 1873 and 1874 and dedicated April 19, 1875.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,287 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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