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Taunton in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Shays’ Rebellion Defeat

 
 
Shays’ Rebellion Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 27, 2022
1. Shays’ Rebellion Defeat Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet is erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to mark the spot where, on the 25 October 1786, General David Cobb, in command of four hundred militia-men and volunteers defeated a body of insurgents in Shays’ Rebellion in their attempt to prevent the session of the Supreme Judicial Court in Taunton, and to seize its papers. This event put an end to the rebellion within the limits of the Old Colony.
Here also, in October 1774, nearly two years before the Declaration of Independence the Citizens of Taunton raised a union flag bearing the inscription “Liberty and Union.”
 
Erected 1897.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1786.
 
Location. 41° 54.13′ N, 71° 5.612′ W. Marker is in Taunton, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Court Street near Taunton Green, on the right when traveling east. Located on the Taunton Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taunton MA 02780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter T. Soper Memorial Fountain (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Taunton Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Taunton Spanish-American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Taunton 350th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol County Peace Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Post 611 World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Taunton Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taunton.
 
Also see . . .  Shays' Rebellion (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 10, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Shays’ Rebellion Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 27, 2022
2. Shays’ Rebellion Defeat Marker
Dedicated
Oct. 15
1897
Shays’ Rebellion Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 27, 2022
3. Shays’ Rebellion Defeat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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