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

House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett

 
 
House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett Marker
Four brass cannons, stolen in September of 1774 from under British guard by Boston Patriots and hidden on Col. Barrett's farm, may have been the reason that British troops were sent to Concord on April 19th, 1775. The British never found the cannons at the farm.
Inscription.
House and Farm of
Colonel James Barrett.
Commanding Officer
of the Middlesex Militia

On the morning of April 19, 1775, the British march from Boston which resulted in the outbreak of the Revolutionary War ended here with a search for military stores. Gun carriages found by the light infantry were burned in front of the house. Other weapons and supplies were successfully concealed in the attic of the house, in furrows plowed near the farmyards and in spruce hollow behind the house.
Erected by the Old Concord Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
April 19, 1961

 
Erected 1961 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Concord Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.373′ N, 71° 22.846′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Barretts Mill Road and Strawberry Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Barretts Mill Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Barretts Mill Road, Concord MA 01742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Marker on Barretts Mill Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Marker on Barretts Mill Road
Marker can be seen on the right side of the house.
, measured as the crow flies. Acton Minutemen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Captain David Brown House Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Acton Minutemen (approx. 1.4 miles away); Major John Buttrick (approx. 1.4 miles away); Major John Buttrick House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Road to Colonel Barrett’s (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Muster Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); The North Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .
1. Save Our Heritage – Help Save Barrett’s Farm. Protecting the birthplace of the American Revolution, the cradle of the American Environmental Movement, and the home of the American Literacy Renaissance. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 19, 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. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel James Barrett House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Colonel James Barrett House
The Barrett House is currently undergoing a much-needed restoration.
Inside Colonel Barrett House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
4. Inside Colonel Barrett House
The interior architecture of the house has changed little since the time of Col. Barrett.
Inside Colonel Barrett House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
5. Inside Colonel Barrett House
Help Save Barrett's Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
6. Help Save Barrett's Farm
Barrett Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
7. Barrett Farm
Historic sites where great events took place have the power to evoke the ghosts and echoes of our inexpressibly wise past. Barrett's Farm is such a place. Please join me in supporting the effort to save Barrett's Farm, so that it can take its rightful place with other landmarks in telling the story of the first day of the American Revolution.
- Ken Burns
1894 View of the Barrett Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin
8. 1894 View of the Barrett Farm
Photo by Chas. B. Webster, courtesy of New England Landmarks.
 
 
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