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Fairhaven in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Major Israel Fearing

The Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier

 
 
Major Israel Fearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
1. Major Israel Fearing Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
Inscription.
Erected in Memory of
Major Israel Fearing
the Ardent Patriot and
Accomplished Soldier
————

On the 7th day of September 1778
the British troops landed from
their ships in the bay for the
purpose of burning this town.
By the unflinching courage of
Major Fearing,
as commander in chief of
the militia. The enemy
was bravely met and
completely defeated
and the town
was saved

 
Location. 41° 37.46′ N, 70° 54.126′ W. Marker is in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Fort Street west of Beacon Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is affixed to a large boulder, located near the water front, on a small ridge, in the middle of the fort's gun emplacements, a short distance from the harbor walkway that goes out on the harbor hurricane break, in the Fort Phoenix State Reservation Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fairhaven MA 02719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Cannon (here, next to this marker); Fort Phoenix (a few steps from this marker); a different
Major Israel Fearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
2. Major Israel Fearing Marker
View of the marker, affixed to a large boulder, on the grounds of Fort Phoenix.
marker also named Fort Phoenix (a few steps from this marker); Donald R. Bernard (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bradford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Merrill's Wharf (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairhaven.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Major Israel Fearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
3. Major Israel Fearing Marker
View of the marker, affixed to a large boulder, situated on the grounds of Fort Phoenix, very near the fort's flag pole and gun emplacements.
Major Israel Fearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
4. Major Israel Fearing Marker
A more distant view of the marker, affixed to a large boulder, situated on the grounds of Fort Phoenix, very near the fort's flag pole and gun emplacements.
Fort Phoenix image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
5. Fort Phoenix
View of Fort Phoenix as it appears today.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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