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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Armed Resistance

Leslie's Retreat

 
 
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By Michael Tiernan, October 18, 2011
1. First Armed Resistance Marker
Sorry that this is so hard to read. I've taken multiple shots of this marker and this is the best overall. (This is what happens when you live near the ocean.)
Inscription. In the revolution the first armed resistance to the Royal authority was made at this bridge 26 Feb. 1775 by the people of Salem. The advance of 300 British troops, led by Lt. Col. Leslie and sent by Gen. Gage to seize munitions of war, was here arrested.
 
Location. 42° 31.49′ N, 70° 53.983′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and North Street & Commercial Street, on the right when traveling south on North Street. Touch for map. This marker is walking distance from the other "Leslie's Retreat" marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 North Street, Salem MA 01970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leslie's Retreat (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Witch Gaol (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Meeting House Erected in Salem (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peabody Museum of Salem (approx. 0.4 miles away); Essex County Armed Services Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roger Conant (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
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First Armed Resistance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, October 18, 2011
2. First Armed Resistance Marker
Here the marker can be seen. The canal behind the marker is salt water. The brige in the marker is long gone and replaced by a more modern interchange (behind me taking this picture).
this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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