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

Bunker Hill Monument

 
 
Bunker Hill Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Bunker Hill Monument Marker
Inscription.
“Donít fire Ďtil you see the whites of their eyes.”

The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought here on Breedís Hill, June 17, 1775, was the first major military confrontation of the Revolutionary War. Although the British won the battle – at a terrible cost – it was a great moral victory for the Patriots, who prayed that they would and could stand up against the British regulars. This monument of Quincy granite, built between 1825 and 1843, stands today as a memorial to the courage, purpose, and sacrifice of those Patriots of 1775 whose actions here rallied the Colonies and prompted General Washington to declare “The liberties of our country are safe.”
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.578′ N, 71° 3.641′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Monument Square, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South-East Corner of the Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends...
Marker on Boston's Freedom Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker on Boston's Freedom Trail
The Bunker Hill Monument is the final site on Boston's Freedom Trail.
(a few steps from this marker); You are now my enemy and I am yours... (a few steps from this marker); This Column Stands on Union! (a few steps from this marker); Breedís Hill (a few steps from this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Connecticut Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker features an image of the Bunker Hill Monument. The top right of the marker contains a map of the Freedom Trail, with the caption “In recognition of the national significance of seven of Bostonís most important historic sites, Congress has created the Boston National Historic Park. These sites, now part of our National Park System, are the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, the Bunker Hill Monument and part of the Charlestown Navy Yard, including the U.S.S. Constitution.”
 
Related markers.
Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Bunker Hill Monument
This 221 foot granite monument, dedicated in 1843, commemorates the first major battle of the American Revolution.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tour the markers in the vicinity of Bunker Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bunker Hill Monument. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Boston National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Bunker Hill Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breedís Hill). The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. National Historic Landmark
Bunker Hill
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1962
Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Landmark Marker
The National Historic Landmark marker is on the building near the entrance to the Bunker Hill Monument.
Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2009
6. Bunker Hill Monument
View of the Bunker Hill Monument. The historical marker is located on an exterior wall, of an out building, situated behind the Bunker Hill Monument.
View from Top of Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
7. View from Top of Bunker Hill Monument
The Charleston Navy Yard as seen from the top of the Bunker Hill Monument. The USS Constitution is to the left of the photo.
Markers within the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
8. Markers within the Monument
Other markers are found in the monument at the base of the stairway.
Original Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
9. Original Bunker Hill Monument
This is an exact model of the first Monument erected on Bunker Hill which, with the land on which it stood was given A.D. 1825, by King Solomonís Lodge of this town to the Bunker Hill Monument Association that they might erect upon its site a more imposing structure.
Original Bunker Hill Monument Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
10. Original Bunker Hill Monument Dedication Plaque
Erected A.D. 1794
by King Solomonís Lodge of Freemasons
constituted at Charlestown 1783
in Memory of
Major General Joseph Warren
and his associates who were slain
on this memorable spot June 17, 1775
Re-dedicated June 17, 1994
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,774 times since then and 184 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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