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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Breed’s Hill

 
 
Breed’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Breed’s Hill Marker
Inscription.  
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Site of the
Battle of Bunker Hill
fought June 17, 1775
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Although orders were issued by the
Committee of Safety
to seize and fortify Bunker Hill
the colonial officers after consultation
fortified this hill on June 16, 1775.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 17, 1797.
 
Location. 42° 22.589′ N, 71° 3.641′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Monument Square. Marker is near the entrance to the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Column Stands on Union! (a few steps from this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); Bunker Hill Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... (a few steps from this marker); You are now my enemy and I am yours...
Marker at Bunker Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker at Bunker Hill
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(a few steps from this marker); The Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); South-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hampshire Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tour the markers in the vicinity of Bunker Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Bunker Hill 1775. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Bunker Hill Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Bunker Hill Monument
The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed's Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775.
Colonel William Prescott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Colonel William Prescott
Colonel William Prescott was the commander of the American troops at the June 1775 battle. This statue of Prescott was dedicated in 1881, and was sculpted by William Wetmore Story.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,692 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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