Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
On these Heights
during the night of March 4, 1776,
the American troops besieging Boston
built two redoubts
which made the harbor and town
untenable by the British fleet and garrison.
On March 17, the British fleet,
carrying 11,000 effective men
and 1,000 refugees
dropped down to Nantasket Roads
Boston was free.
A strong British force had been expelled
from one of the united American Colonies.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is March 4, 1915.
Location. 42° 19.972′ N, 71° 2.745′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Park, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in Thomas Park in South Boston. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02127, 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. Dorchester Heights (here, next to this marker); American Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Henry Knox TrailDorchester Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Heights Thomas Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 1.4 miles away); Abraham Shapiro (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . . Dorchester Heights. Boston National Historical Park website. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.