“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Castle in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)

William and Mary Raids

William and Mary Raids Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
1. William and Mary Raids Marker
Inscription.  December 14-15, 1774, several hundred men overpowered the small British garrison at Castle William & Mary, now Fort Constitution, New Castle, and removed quantities of military supplies. These raids, set off by Paul Revere's ride to Portsmouth on December 13, were among the first overt acts of the American Revolution.
Erected 1958. (Marker Number 004.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1774.
Location. 43° 4.24′ N, 70° 42.854′ W. Marker is in New Castle, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Memorial is at the intersection of Wentworth Road and Ocean Street, on the right when traveling west on Wentworth Road. Located about 200 ft from the intersection of Ocean Street, just before the entrance to the Coast Guard Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle NH 03854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frost Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walbach Tower (about 600 feet away); New Castle Congregational Church
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(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Walbach Tower (about 600 feet away); Portcullis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort William and Mary Commemoration Marker (approx. ¼ mile away); Mines Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Resisting Naval Firepower (approx. 0.8 miles away in Maine). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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