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

Massachusetts Gate

 
 
Massachusetts Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Massachusetts Gate Marker
Inscription. Colonel William Prescott of Massachusetts led the colonial forces on Breedís Hill. His commanding figure and strong will inspired the farmer soldiers to the greatness of the day. Dr. Joseph Warren, commissioned a Major General, elected to serve Prescott as a private in the battle. Dr. Warren, an early leader in the Revolution, was killed on this battlefield in the waning moments of the conflict.
 
Location. 42° 22.546′ N, 71° 3.664′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Sq and Monument Ave on Monument Sq. Click for map. Marker is located at the southern entrance to the Bunker Hill unit of Boston National Historical Park. 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. The Freedom Trail (here, next to this marker); South-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... (within shouting distance of this marker); You are now my enemy and I am yours... (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunker Hill Monument
Marker at the Bunker Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker at the Bunker Hill Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Connecticut Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breedís Hill (about 300 feet away); This Column Stands on Union! (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. 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. The Battle of Bunker Hill. Account of the battle from Charlestown Online.net. (Submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Bunker Hill 1775. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on May 5, 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 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
 
Marker and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Marker and Museum
Massachusetts Gate Marker, seen here on the right of the photo, is located across the street from the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum.
Colonel William Prescott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Colonel William Prescott
A statue of Massachusetts's Col. William Prescott, leader of the American troops during the June 17, 1775 battle, stands near the Massachusetts Gate marker.
Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Bunker Hill Monument
This 221 foot obelisk, dedicated in 1843, commemorates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. This photo was taken from near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 112 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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