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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Connecticut Gate

 
 
Connecticut Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Connecticut Gate Marker
Inscription.  
June 17, 1775

He who brought us over still sustains us.

Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission

South Marker:
General Israel Putnam of Connecticut helped decide to fortify the Charleston peninsula and with Captain Thomas Knowlton commanded Connecticut’s forces. Captain Knowlton’s company held the rail fence and helped to cover the colonial retreat from the redoubt.
 
Erected by Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 22.565′ N, 71° 3.608′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Square and Chestnut St. on Monument Square. Marker is located at the eastern entrance to the Bunker Hill unit of Boston National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunker Hill Monument
Connecticut Gate Southern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Connecticut Gate Southern Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); This Column Stands on Union! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... (within shouting distance of this marker); You are now my enemy and I am yours... (within shouting distance of this marker); Breed’s Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. The seal of the State of Connecticut appears on the north marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tour the markers in the vicinity of Bunker Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Bunker Hill 1775. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Bunker Hill Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Boston Nat'l Hist Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Marker in Boston Nat'l Hist Park
Marker at the Connecticut Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Marker at the Connecticut Gate
Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. Bunker Hill Monument
This 221 foot obelisk, dedicated in 1843, commemorates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 994 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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