Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Ebenezer Fiske House Site
Minute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
The British column passed through here, leaving behind several wounded soldiers. Ebenezer Fiske’s cousin, Dr. Joseph Fiske, treated them in the parlor of Ebenezer’s house, which stood on the foundation before you. Despite Dr. Fiske’s efforts, the soldiers died and were buried on Ebenezer’s property.
Erected by Minute Man National Historical Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 26.823′ N, 71° 15.406′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Wood Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the eastern edge of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln MA 01773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. At This Well (a few steps from this marker); The Story Continues (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ebenezer Fiske House Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bluff & Fiske Hill (about 700 feet away); This Bluff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whittemore House (approx. 0.6 miles away); April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away); Minute Man Visitor Center (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a silhouette of Dr. Joseph Fiske. The right side of the marker contains a diagram of the Ebenezer Fiske House Site, c. 1775. The diagram shows the location of the Fisk House and garden on the ¼ acre house lot, the barn, cow yard, corn shed, well, enclosed garden, ¼ acre stock yard, 1 acre 32 rod pasture and the Battle Road. Above this is a c. 1890 photograph of the Fisk House. The house was razed in 1955. The bottom right of the marker contains a photograph of the powder horn of James Hayward. It has the caption "Minute Man James Hayward’s powder horn shows the hole from the British musket ball that sent splinters into his body, fatally wounding him.
“You are a dead man.” -- British soldier
“And so are you.” -- James Hayward "
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,781 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.