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

Bunker Hill Burying Ground

Bunker Hill Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matthew R Gilbertson, May 20, 2012
1. Bunker Hill Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1810, this is Charlestown's second oldest burying ground, and the site of the left wing of Colonial forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. A monument marks the location of the Rail Fence and Stone Wall fortified by the colonists. In a defensive line that extended to the Mystic River, men from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire repelled superior British forces during the first assault and covered the retreat of American defenders from the redoubt. Some family plots in the burying ground contain cornerstones designed in the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument, the 221-foot obelisk dedicated in 1843.
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 22.734′ N, 71° 3.725′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Bunker Hill St just west of Polk St, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the right of the entrance gate at Bunker
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Hill Burying Ground. 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. The Line of Rail Fence and Grass Protection (here, next to this marker); The Rail Fence and Grass Line (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Hampshire Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Breastwork (approx. 0.2 miles away); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Breed’s Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Column Stands on Union! (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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