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Lexington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Line of the Minutemen

 
 
Line of the Minutemen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1983
1. Line of the Minutemen Marker
Inscription.  
Line of the Minutemen
April 19, 1775

Stand your ground
Don't fire unless fired upon
But if they mean to have a war
let it begin here.
Captain Parker

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1774.
 
Location. 42° 26.943′ N, 71° 13.82′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Street (State Highway 4) and Massachusets Avenue on Bedford Street. Located on Lexington Battle Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington MA 02420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington Minuteman (a few steps from this marker); Lexington Meeting Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Estabrook (within shouting distance of this marker); Marrett and Nathan Munroe House (within
Marker on the Lexington Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker on the Lexington Green
The Line of the Minutemen is one of several markers and monuments on the Lexington Green.
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shouting distance of this marker); Rendezvous of the Minute Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckman Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Regarding Line of the Minutemen. (Excerpt from ) Concord Hymn:
"By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood,
Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled,
Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood,
And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World...."

Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1803–1882

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, April 19, 1836
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Lexington and Concord. Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green;A Brief History: (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Concord Hymn. Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse. 1912. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
The Lexington Minuteman Statue was created by H.H. Kitson and was dedicated on 19 April 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1983
3. The Lexington Minuteman Statue was created by H.H. Kitson and was dedicated on 19 April 1900
Also known as the Col. Parker statue
The Old Belfry nearby, Rang the Alarm Bell for the Minutemen call to arms image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1983
4. The Old Belfry nearby, Rang the Alarm Bell for the Minutemen call to arms
The Concord Minuteman Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1983
5. The Concord Minuteman Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 5,853 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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