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These Cannon Were Abandoned

 
 
These Cannon Were Abandoned Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. These Cannon Were Abandoned Marker
Inscription.  These cannon were abandoned at Fort Independence (Castle William) by the British forces when they evacuated the City of Boston March 17, 1776.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1814.
 
Location. 42° 22.581′ N, 71° 7.279′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the Cambridge Common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington’s General Orders (here, next to this marker); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (a few steps from this marker); Prince Hall Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Washington Elm (a few steps from this marker); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
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Marker on the Cambridge Common image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on the Cambridge Common
Cambridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Cambridge Marker
The marker can be seen here between the center and right cannon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,659 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jun. 7, 2023