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Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Ebenezer Fiske House Site
Minute Man Natíl Hist Park, Mass
 
Ebenezer Fiske House Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. Ebenezer Fiske House Site Marker
 
Inscription. An increasingly ragged British column fought its way over Fiske Hill. There was intense, close quarter fighting in this area as British flankers attempted to flush out Colonial snipers. At a nearby well, Minute Man James Hayward from Acton and a British soldier shot each other at close range. Another British Redcoat, out of ammunition, handed over his weapon and surrendered.

The British column passed through here, leaving behind several wounded soldiers. Ebenezer Fiskeís cousin, Dr. Joseph Fiske, treated them in the parlor of Ebenezerís house, which stood on the foundation before you. Despite Dr. Fiskeís efforts, the soldiers died and were buried on Ebenezerís property.
 
Erected by Minute Man National Historical Park.
 
Location. 42° 26.823′ N, 71° 15.406′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Wood Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the eastern edge of Minute Man National Historical Park. 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. At This Well (a few steps from this marker); The Story Continues (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ebenezer Fiske House Site (about 400 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.
 
Ebenezer Fiske House Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Ebenezer Fiske House Site Marker
 

 
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a silhouette of Dr. Joseph Fiske. The right side of the marker contains a diagram of the Ebenezer Fiske House Site, c. 1775. The diagram shows the location of the Fisk House and garden on the ľ acre house lot, the barn, cow yard, corn shed, well, enclosed garden, ľ acre stock yard, 1 acre 32 rod pasture and the Battle Road. Above this is a c. 1890 photograph of the Fisk House. The house was razed in 1955. The bottom right of the marker contains a photograph of the powder horn of James Hayward. It has the caption "Minute Man James Haywardís powder horn shows the hole from the British musket ball that sent splinters into his body, fatally wounding him.
“You are a dead man.” -- British soldier
“And so are you.” -- James Hayward
"
 
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Ebenezer Fiske House Foundations Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Ebenezer Fiske House Foundations
The site of the Ebenezer Fiske House, foundations of which are seen in this photo, are in the extreme eastern end of Minute Man National Historical Park.
 
 
Ebenezer Fiske House Foundations Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
4. Ebenezer Fiske House Foundations
The doorstep of the Ebenezer Fiske House can be seen in this photo in front of the foundations of the house.
 
 
Deadly Well Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
5. Deadly Well
The well where James Hayward and the British soldier had their deadly encounter is located near the marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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