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

Revolutionary War Monument

 
 
Revolutionary War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
1. Revolutionary War Monument
Inscription.
South-southeast face:
In honor
of the
Townsmen of Chelmsford
in the
War of the Revolution
This monument is erected
by a
Grateful posterity.
East-northeast face:
Lt. Col. Moses Parker
and
Capt. Benj. Walker
Wounded at Bunker Hill
June 17, 75.
Died prisoners in Boston
July 4 & Augt. 75
Lt. Robt. Spalding
Died at Milford Ct. 76.
North-northwest face:
Erected
1859.
Let the children guard
What the sires have won.
West-southwest face:
John Bates
Died in Army at Cambridge.
David Spalding Jr.
Died in Army at Ticonderoga.
Pelatiah Adams
Killed at Cherry Valley.
Noah Foster
Shot at capture of Burgoyne.
Henry Fletcher
Killed at White Plains.

 
Erected 1859 by G. S. Curtis, architect, and L. Chamberlain,
East-Northeast Face image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
2. East-Northeast Face
builder.
 
Location. 42° 35.882′ N, 71° 21.205′ W. Marker is in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Westford Street just from Academy Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the west corner of Penham Park, across from the Forefathers’ Burying Ground. Marker is in this post office area: Chelmsford MA 01824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School for Lip-Reading (within shouting distance of this marker); District No. 1 School (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Toll House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chelmsford (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chelmsford’s “Minuteman Boulder” (about 600 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chief of the Penacooks (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chelmsford (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chelmsford.
 
More about this marker. The granite monument stands 27 feet tall, with a central column 4 feet across.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
North-Northwest Face image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
3. North-Northwest Face
West-Southwest Face image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
4. West-Southwest Face
Looking Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
5. Looking Northwest
Behind the marker is the Central Baptist Church.
Looking Northeast image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
6. Looking Northeast
The town’s main fire station is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 26, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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