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

Major General John Sullivan Memorial

 
 
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By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
1. Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker
Detail of commemorative marker inscription
Inscription.
Plaque
The plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first organized fight of the Revolution and the transport by gundalow of gunpowder taken from the British at Fort William and Mary in New Castle on Dec. 14, 1774, concealed at this spot and later used in the battle of Bunker Hill Presented by the Silver Squares November 11, 1975.

Monument
Front

In memory of John Sullivan Born Feb 17, 1740 Died Jan 23, 1795 Sullivan

Rear
Erected by the State of New Hampshire upon the site of the meeting house under which was stored the gunpowder taken from Fort William and Mary
 
Erected by State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 43° 7.823′ N, 70° 55.061′ W. Marker is in Durham, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Newmarket Road. Click for map. Memorial and plaque are just a few steps from the John Sullivan marker. Marker is in this post office area: Durham NH 03824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General John Sullivan (within shouting distance of this marker); Oyster River Massacre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durham New Hampshire War Memorial Marker

Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
2. Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker
Front inscription of memorial
(approx. half a mile away); The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dover NH Libby WWI Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Maurice J. Burke Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dover NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Oldest Town Forest in the United States (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .  John Sullivan - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 6, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
3. Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker
Rear inscription on memorial
Major General John Sullivan Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
4. Major General John Sullivan Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 6 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 August 6, 2016.
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