Concord in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
A common myth about the fighting on April 19th is that the Colonists hid in the woods and fired at the British column. In fact, there were only occasional woodlots; cover was more often provided by stone walls, houses and outbuildings.
Whenever you see a stone wall through or along woods, it means that historically the area was cleared. Farmers removed the stones to utilize the fields, and they often piled them into walls rather than cart them away.
Erected by Minute Man National Historical Park.
Location. 42° 27.211′ N, 71° 18.502′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N Great Road (Massachusetts Route 2A) and Concord Tnpk, on the right when traveling west. Marker in near the Brooks Village parking lot in Minute Man Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooks Historical Area (a few steps from this marker); Trades along the Battle Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meriamís Corner (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bloody Angle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hartwell Tavern Historical Area (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Meriamís Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Meriamís Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bedford Minutemen (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a picture of Colonial soldiers firing from behind a stone wall.
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of Concord. (Submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.