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Durham in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Major General John Sullivan Memorial

 
 
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By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
1. Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker
Detail of commemorative marker inscription
Inscription.  

The plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first organized fight of the Revolution and the transport by gundalow of gunpowder taken from the British at Fort William and Mary in New Castle on Dec. 14, 1774, concealed at this spot and later used in the battle of Bunker Hill Presented by the Silver Squares November 11, 1975.

Monument
Front

In memory of John Sullivan Born Feb 17, 1740 Died Jan 23, 1795 Sullivan

Rear
Erected by the State of New Hampshire upon the site of the meeting house under which was stored the gunpowder taken from Fort William and Mary
 
Erected by State of New Hampshire.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 7.823′ N, 70° 55.061′ W. Marker is in Durham, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Newmarket Road. Memorial and plaque are just a few steps from the John Sullivan marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Durham NH 03824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
2. Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker
Front inscription of memorial
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are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General John Sullivan (within shouting distance of this marker); Oyster River Massacre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durham New Hampshire War Memorial Marker (approx. half a mile away); The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wentworth Cheswill (approx. 4 miles away); Dover NH Libby WWI Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); Maurice J. Burke Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dover NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
3. Major General John Sullivan Memorial Marker
Rear inscription on memorial
Major General John Sullivan Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
4. Major General John Sullivan Memorial
John Sullivan image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. John Sullivan
from A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson, 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   5. submitted on September 2, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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