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

Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men

 
 
Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men Marker
Inscription. These men gave everything dear in life, yea and life itself in support of the common cause.

Back of Monument:
Memorial
to the Lexington Minute Men who were
on the Green in the early morning engagement
April 19, 1775

Capt. John Parker Lt. William Tidd Ens. Robert Munroe Ens. Joseph Simonds Clerk Daniel Habrington Orderly Sgt. William Munroe Corp. Joel Viles Corp. Samuel Sanderson Corp. John Munroe Corp. Ebenezer Parker Drummer Willaim Diamond Fifer Jonathan Harrington

Ebenezer Bowman John Bridge Jr. James Brown John Brown Solomon Brown John Chandler John Chandler Jr. Joseph Douglass Isaac Durant Prince Estabrook Nathaniel Farmer Isaac Green William Grimes Caleb Harrington John Harrington Jonathan Harrington Jr. Moses Harrington 3rd Moses Harrington Jr. Thaddeus Harrington Thomas Harrington Isaac Hastings Samuel Hastings Samuel Hadley Thomas Hadley Jr. John Hosmer Micah Hagar Amos Lock Benjamin Lock Benezer Lock Reuben Lock Abner Mead Ebenezer Munroe Jr. Thaddeus Bowman Jediah Munroe John Munroe Jr. Nathan Munroe William Munroe 3rd Nathaniel Mulliken Isaac Muzzy John Muzzy Jonas Parker Jonas Parker Jr. Nathaniel Parkhurst Solomon Pierce Sgt. Francis Brown Joshua Reed Joshua Reed
Marker in Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker in Lexington
Jr. Nathan Reed John Robbins Philip Russell Benjamin Sampson Joshua Simonds John Smith Phineas Smith Simeon Snow Phineas Stearns Jonas Stone Jr. John Tidd Samuel Tidd Joseph Underwood Benjamin Wellington Enoch Wellington John Winship Sylbanus Wood James Wyman Nathaniel Wyman

No official list was ever issued by the company or by the town. These names are those listed by historian Frank Warren Coburn in 1912-22. If other names can be proven they may be added.

 
Location. 42° 26.974′ N, 71° 13.795′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Street (Massachusetts Route 225) and Massachusetts Ave (Massachusetts Route 4), on the right when traveling north on Bedford Street. Click for map. Marker is located near the Buckman Tavern, across the street from the Lexington Battle Green. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington MA 02420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buckman Tavern (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Buckman Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Estabrook (within shouting distance of this marker); Rendezvous of the Minute Men
Back of Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Back of Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men Marker
The Back of Memorial contains the names of all known Minute Men who participated in the April 19, 1775 fighting on the Lexington Green.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Ship Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Line of the Minutemen (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. The front of the marker contains an engraving of the Minute Men fighting on the Lexington Green.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle at Lexington Green, 1775. The Start of the American Revolution and the "shot heard round the world." from EyeWitness to History.com. (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Lexington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Battle at Lexington. (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lexington Battle Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Lexington Battle Green
The engagement between the Lexington Minute Men and the British troops took place on this ground, located across the street from the marker. The Lexington Green is a National Historic Landmark.
Lexington Minute Men Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Lexington Minute Men Statue
This statue of Capt. John Parker, commander of the Lexington Minute Men, stands at the east end of the Lexington Green. It is within sight of the marker.
Buckman Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
6. Buckman Tavern
The Minute Men from Lexington waited in this tavern on April 19, 1775 for the approaching British troops. The Tavern is located next to the marker.
 
 
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