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Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker

 
 
Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
1. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Close up view of the inscription
Inscription. In commemoration of the first victory of the American Revolution the capture on this site of Fort William and Mary 14-15 December 1774

In Admiration of the gallantry of Capt. John Langdon and Maj. John Sullivan Leaders of the assaults

In memory of the patriots who captured the fort and removed the guns and stores

Erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire 1902
 
Erected 1902 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 43° 4.277′ N, 70° 42.597′ W. Marker is in New Castle, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Wentworth Road. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Constitution Park, on an active Coast Guard Base. Open houses are held on Sundays from 1-5. To access the fort, you must follow the blue line on the pavement, as shown in the aerial view. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Wentworth Road, New Castle NH 03854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William and Mary Raids (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Park [New Shipyard Mall] (approx. 1.6 miles away in Maine); Building 86 (approx.

Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
2. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
General view of the marker
1.6 miles away in Maine); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maine); Shipyard Mall (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maine); Sheafe Warehouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Point of Graves (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Point of Graves (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is also a lighthouse next to the fort, which you may tour as well. $4.00 fee It is known as the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.
 
Regarding Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker. In its history, the fort has had several names originally it was Fort William and Mary. In 1808, it was renamed Fort Constitution.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William_and_Mary
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
3. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Aerial view of the marker location. You must follow the Blue Line!
Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
4. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Fort Constitution nameplate, Fort was renamed in 1808
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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