Lexington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Battle of Lexington Monument
Sacred to Liberty & the Rights of mankind!!! The Freedom & Independence of America, Sealed and defended with the blood of her sons.
This Monument is erected by the inhabitants of Lexington, under the patronage & at the expense of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the memory of their fellow citizens, Ensign Robert Munroe, Mess. Jonas Parker, Samuel Hadley, Jonathan Harrington Jun.r, Isaac Muzzy, Caleb Harrington and John Brown of Lexington, Ishael Porter of Woburn, who fell on this field, the first victims to the sword of British tyranny & oppression, on the morning of the ever memorable nineteenth of April, An. Dom. 1775.
The Die was cast!!! The Blood of these Martyrís, in the cause of God & their Country, was the cement of the Union of these States, then colonies & gave the spring to the spirit, firmness, and resolution of their fellow citizens. They rose as one man, to revenge their brethrenís blood and at the point of the sword to assert & defend their native Rights. They nobly daríd to be free!! The contest was long, bloody & affecting. Righteous Heaven approved the solemn appeal; Victory crowned their arms; and The Peace, Liberty & Independence of the United States of America, was their glorious reward.
The remains of those who fell
Erected 1799 by Citizens of Lexington.
Location. 42° 26.969′ N, 71° 13.878′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Battle Green in Lexington. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington MA 02420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of the Old Belfry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Cambridge Farms (within shouting distance of this marker); Marrett and Nathan Munroe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Meeting Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Green (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Jonathan Harrington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Lexington. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Lexington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Battle at Lexington Green, 1775. The Start of the American Revolution and the "shot heard round the world." from EyeWitness to History.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,666 times since then and 123 times this year. Last updated on May 20, 2011, by Carol Muzzy of West Chicago, Il, 60185. This page was the Marker of the Week April 14, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.