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

Battle of Lexington Monument

 
 
Battle of Lexington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Battle of Lexington Monument Marker
Inscription.
Sacred to Liberty & the Rights of mankind!!! The Freedom & Independence of America, Sealed and defended with the blood of her sons.

This Monument is erected by the inhabitants of Lexington, under the patronage & at the expense of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the memory of their fellow citizens, Ensign Robert Munroe, Mess. Jonas Parker, Samuel Hadley, Jonathan Harrington Jun.r, Isaac Muzzy, Caleb Harrington and John Brown of Lexington, Ishael Porter of Woburn, who fell on this field, the first victims to the sword of British tyranny & oppression, on the morning of the ever memorable nineteenth of April, An. Dom. 1775.

The Die was cast!!! The Blood of these Martyrís, in the cause of God & their Country, was the cement of the Union of these States, then colonies & gave the spring to the spirit, firmness, and resolution of their fellow citizens. They rose as one man, to revenge their brethrenís blood and at the point of the sword to assert & defend their native Rights. They nobly daríd to be free!! The contest was long, bloody & affecting. Righteous Heaven approved the solemn appeal; Victory crowned their arms; and The Peace, Liberty & Independence of the United States of America, was their glorious reward.

Built in the year 1799.

Lower Marker:

The remains of those who fell
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Lower Marker
in the Battle of Lexington were brought here from the old cemetery, April 20, 1835, and buried within the railing in the front of this monument.
 
Erected 1799 by Citizens of Lexington.
 
Location. 42° 26.969′ N, 71° 13.878′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on the Battle Green in Lexington. 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. The Site of the Old Belfry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Cambridge Farms (within shouting distance of this marker); Marrett and Nathan Munroe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Meeting Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Green (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Jonathan Harrington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Lexington. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker in Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Marker in Lexington

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 Green, 1775. The Start of the American Revolution and the "shot heard round the world." from EyeWitness to History.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Lexington Battle Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Marker on the Lexington Battle Green
The Battle of Lexington Monument is one of several located on the common at Lexington.
Minuteman Statue on Battle Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Minuteman Statue on Battle Green
This statue is located at the east end of the Battle Green, a short distance from the marker.
Minuteman image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
6. Minuteman
1899 bronze by sculptor Henry H. Kitson (1863-1947) is 8 feet high.
Lexington Minuteman, Similar view in 1983 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 3, 1983
7. Lexington Minuteman, Similar view in 1983
Henry Hudson Kitson, 1863-1947, sculptor.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,627 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on , by Carol Muzzy of West Chicago, Il, 60185. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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