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The Battle of Chelsea Creek

 
 
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By Ali Newton, July 22, 2013
1. The Battle of Chelsea Creek Marker
Inscription. On May 27, 1775 near this point occurred the Battle of Chelsea Creek - the 2nd military battle and the 1st naval engagement of the American Revolution. Col. John Stark and his militiamen successfully engaged British regulars in driving livestock from Hog and Noddle Islands.

The British attempted to cut off the colonists from the mainland by sending two armed vessels and several barges. Col. Stark's troops aided by reinforcements led by Col. Israel Putnam made a vigorous attack on the naval vessels and inflicted such damage that the schooner, Diana, was abandoned by her British crew. The Diana was dismantled and burned.

The Colonies' first victory of the American Revolution.

Rededicated on May 27, 1998, by The Revere Historical and Cultural Commission.
 
Erected 1998 by The Revere Historical and Cultural Commission.
 
Location. 42° 24.209′ N, 71° 1.069′ W. Marker is in Revere, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Revere Beach Pkwy and Broadway on Revere Beach Pkwy. Click for map. Located on the corner of Rt. 16 and Broadway (Rt. 107), right next to the Paul Cronin Skating Rink. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Revere Beach Pkwy, Chelsea MA 02150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Ali Newton, July 22, 2013
2. The Battle of Chelsea Creek Marker
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Revere Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Revere (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bellingham-Cary Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Liberty and Union (approx. one mile away); Soldiers and Sailors of Ward 2 (approx. one mile away); City of Chelsea (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named City of Chelsea (approx. one mile away); Chelsea Spanish American War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Revere.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Chelsea Creek - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Battle of Chelsea Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ali Newton, July 22, 2013
3. The Battle of Chelsea Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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