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Near Dover in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River

 
 
The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jbthemilker, circa October 10, 2011
1. The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River Marker
Inscription. A Revolutionary patriot, soldier, and adopted son of Durham, N.H., Alexander Scammell served with distinction through six years of the war from Bunker Hill to Yorktown, where he was wounded, captured, and died six days later, Oct. 6, 1781. Born in Mendon (now Milford) Mass., 1747, he attended Harvard, studied law under John Sullivan. Named Adjutant General of the Army at Valley Forge, he was praised by Washington who said after a long campaign, "The man who inspired us to do our full duty was Alexander Scammell." This bridge was named for Scammell by the General Court in 1933.
 
Erected 1991 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 165.)
 
Location. 43° 7.801′ N, 70° 51.155′ W. Marker is near Dover, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Boston Harbor Rd. (U.S. 4 at milepost 101.6), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Strafford NH 03884, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oldest Town Forest in the United States (approx. 2.5 miles away); Major General John Sullivan Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Major General John Sullivan (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oyster River Massacre (approx. 3.3 miles away); Durham New Hampshire War Memorial Marker (approx. 3.7 miles away); Maurice J. Burke Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dover NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Dover NH Spanish American War Memorial/USS Maine Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Alexander Scammell Bridge
I took this photo from its original owner, JBMILKER. To link to his website go to: http://www.stoppingpoints.com/nh/Strafford/The+Alexander+Scammell+Bridge+Over+The+Bellamy+River.html
    — Submitted July 23, 2013, by Ryan R. of Meadville, Pennsylvannia.

 
Additional keywords. Alexander Scammell
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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