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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Leslie's Retreat

Feb. 26, 1775

 
 
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By Michael Tiernan, October 8, 2011
1. Leslie's Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Here, in defiance of King George III, local minutemen hid 17 cannons, and were confronted by 300 British troops under command of Colonel Leslie. The Redcoats were routed, with only Joseph Whicher of Salem being wounded. This was the first open resistance to the King by the colonials, and the first blood shed in America's war for independence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 31.57′ N, 70° 54.022′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on North Street (Massachusetts Route 114). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 North Street, Salem MA 01970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Armed Resistance (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Witch Gaol (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alexander Graham Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); McIntire Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain William Driver (approx. 0.4 miles away); The McIntire District
Leslie's Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, October 8, 2011
2. Leslie's Retreat
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Lyceum Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Town House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
More about this marker. As is plainly obvious, the story of Leslie's Retreat has been used as a commercial handle for a restaurant at this location.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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