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The Breastwork

 
 
The Breastwork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. The Breastwork Marker
The breastwork that was built at this location was used by the Colonial troops dung the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Inscription.
The Breastwork
thrown up on the morning
of the seventeenth of June
1775
extended northerly
three hundred feet

 
Location. 42° 22.603′ N, 71° 3.642′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Monument Square. Click for map. Marker is located in 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. North-East Corner of the Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); New Hampshire Gate (a few steps from this marker); Breedís Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); This Column Stands on Union! (within shouting 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); Bunker Hill Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 . . .
Marker on Breed's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker on Breed's Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill actually occurred here on Breed's Hill, which was closer to the Charles River.

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 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
 
Bunker Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Bunker Hill Memorial
This 221 foot obelisk, dedicated in 1843, commemorates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Colonel Richard Gridley Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Colonel Richard Gridley Plaque
The defensive works on Breedís Hill
were laid out by and constructed under
Colonel Richard Gridley
Chief Engineer New England Provincial Army

who in July 1775 was appointed by
General Washington as First Chief Engineer
of the Continental Army

Presented by Boston Post
Society of American Military Engineers
17 June 1959
Marker at the Bunker Hill Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Marker at the Bunker Hill Memorial
The Colonel Richard Gridley Plaque is located in the entrance building at the Bunker Hill Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   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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