Revere in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Battle of Chelsea Creek
The British attempted to cut off the colonists from the mainland by sending two armed vessels and several barges. Col. Stark's troops aided by reinforcements led by Col. Israel Putnam made a vigorous attack on the naval vessels and inflicted such damage that the schooner, Diana, was abandoned by her British crew. The Diana was dismantled and burned.
The Colonies' first victory of the American Revolution.
Rededicated on May 27, 1998, by The Revere Historical and Cultural Commission.
Erected 1998 by The Revere Historical and Cultural Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 24.209′ N, 71° 1.069′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Revere Beach Pkwy, Chelsea MA 02150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Revere Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Revere (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bellingham-Cary Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Liberty and Union (approx. one mile away); Soldiers and Sailors of Ward 2 (approx. one mile away); City of Chelsea (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named City of Chelsea (approx. one mile away); Chelsea Spanish American War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Revere.
Also see . . . Battle of Chelsea Creek - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2013, by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2013, by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.