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

United States Gate

1775 ----- 1975

 
 
United States Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. United States Gate Marker
Inscription. On this hill the Continental militia fought heroically on June 17, 1775. Protected by an earth and timber redoubt laid out by Colonel Richard Gridley, the Armyís first chief engineer, the Americans killed or wounded nearly half of the attacking British force. The defenders ran out of gunpowder on the third assault and withdrew.
 
Location. 42° 22.595′ N, 71° 3.685′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Sq and Monument Sq on Monument Sq. Click for map. Marker is located at the western 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 Rail Fence and Grass Line (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); The Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Breedís Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunker Hill Monument
United States Gate North Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. United States Gate North Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); This Column Stands on Union! (within shouting distance of this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. The Great Seal of the United States appears on the marker.
 
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 in Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Marker in Charleston
Marker in Boston Nat'l Hist Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Marker in Boston Nat'l Hist Park
Bunker Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Bunker Hill Memorial
This 221 foot obelisk, dedicated in 1843, commemorates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 58 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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