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Shrewsbury in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Shrewsbury Minute Men

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
1. Shrewsbury Minute Men Marker
Inscription.  
One hundred and twenty-eight minute-men from Shrewsbury responded to the Lexington alarm April 19, 1775.
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First Precinct Company – 65 men
Job Cushing – Captain
Asa Rice 1st Lieut ----------- Abner Miles 2nd Lieut
Artillery Company – 16 men
Ross Wyman – Captain
Second Precinct Company – 47 men
Robert Andrews – Captain
Jonal Temple 1st Lieut ----- Ezra Beaman

 
Erected 1908 by Shrewsbury Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 19, 1894.
 
Location. 42° 17.807′ N, 71° 42.843′ W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Boylston Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shrewsbury MA 01545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (a few steps from this marker); Wigwam Hill (approx. 2.8 miles
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By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker in Shrewsbury
In the Winter of 1775-76, Gen. Henry Knox's artillery train passed this location as he was transferring cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Gen. George Washington's army in Cambridge.
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away); Worcester (approx. 3.3 miles away); Northborough World War I Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Minuteman (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jonas Rice (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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