New Castle in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Daughters of the American
Revolution commemorating the
capture of the fort by
New Hampshire Patriots
December 14, 1774.
Dedicated August 10, 1974
Erected 1974 by New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 43° 4.279′ N, 70° 42.599′ W. Marker is in New Castle, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Sullivan Lane ¼ mile east of Wentworth Road. Marker is mounted at eye-level, inside the gateway at the entrance to Fort Constitution. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Wentworth Road, New Castle NH 03854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker (here, next to this marker); Mines Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walbach Tower (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Walbach Tower William and Mary Raids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frost Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Castle Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Park [New Shipyard Mall] (approx. 1.6 miles away in Maine). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
Also see . . . History of Fort Constitution. During the nights of December 14 and 15, 1774, in two separate raids, about 400 men of the local chapters of the "Sons of Liberty", warned by Paul Revere beforehand on December 13, stormed the fort and overcame British Captain John Cochran and his five-man garrison, capturing 16 light cannon and 97 barrels of gunpowder, some of which later made its way to the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775. This incident is remembered locally as the first overt action of the American Revolution. (Submitted on June 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.