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On these Heights

 
 
On these Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. On these Heights Marker
Inscription.
On these heights,
during the night of March 4, 1776,
the American troops besieging Boston
built two redoubts
which made the harbor and town
untenable by the British fleet and garrison.
On March 17, the British fleet,
carrying 11,000 effective men
and 1,000 refugees
dropped down to Nantasket Roads
and thenceforth
Boston was free.
A strong British force had been expelled
from one of the united American Colonies.

 
Location. 42° 19.972′ N, 71° 2.745′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Park, on the left when traveling south. 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 (here, next to this marker); American Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Dorchester Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Heights Thomas Park
Marker on Dorchester Heights image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Dorchester Heights
This white marble Georgian revival tower located at the summit of Dorchester Heights commemorates the Continental Army's 1776 victory.
(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 May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Dorchester Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Dorchester Heights Marker
The marker is on the front of the tower on Dorchester Heights.
View of Boston and the Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. View of Boston and the Harbor
On March 4, 1776, there was an unobstructed view of the City of Boston and the harbor from this high ground.
Dorchester Heights National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Dorchester Heights National Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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