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The Rail Fence and Grass Line

 
 
The Rail Fence and Grass Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. The Rail Fence and Grass Line Marker
Inscription.
The rail fence
and grass line of
protection formed
after the British
troops landed
was six hundred
feet in the rear
at the base of
Bunker Hill

 
Location. 42° 22.614′ N, 71° 3.667′ 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. The Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hampshire Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Breedís Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); This Column Stands on Union! (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). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
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Bunker Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Bunker Hill Marker
The June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place here, on nearby Breed's Hill.
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
 
Bunker Hill Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Bunker Hill Monument
This 221 foot obelisk, dedicated in 1843, commemorates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Colonel Richard Gridley Plaque Photo, 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 Photo, 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 899 times since then and 75 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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