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Charlestown in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775

American Soldiers Killed Tablet #1 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. American Soldiers Killed Tablet #1
Tablet #1:
Connecticut Troops
Roger Fox, William Cheeney, Asahel Lyon, Matthew Cummings, Samuel Ashbo, Gershom Smith, Benjamin Ross, Daniel Memory, Wilson Rowlandson
Soldiers Unassigned
Amasa Fisk -- Pepperell
William Robinson ----------
John Dillon – Jersey, Eng.
John Lord ----------
Corp. Philip Fowler – Tewksbury
Corp. Samuel Hill – Billerica
Samuel Baily Jr. – Andover
Darius Stevens – Connecticut
John Meads – Ashby

Frye’s Regiment
Currier’s Company
David Huntington – Amesbury

Sawyer’s Company
John Eaton – Haverhill
Simeon Pike – Haverhill
Joseph Hibbard – Dracut

Richardson’s Company
Samuel Russell ----------
Daniel Evens -----------
James Milliken ----------
John Blyth -----------

Ballard’s Company
Ichabod March – Amesbury

Perley’s Company
Joseph Simmons – Boxford
James Boynton – Boxford

Ames’ Company
Philip Abbot – Andover
William Haggitt – Andover
Joseph Chandler – Andover
American Soldiers Killed Tablet #2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. American Soldiers Killed Tablet #2
Holt – Andover

Davis’ Company
Ebenezer Herrick – Methuen
Ward’s Regiment

Drury’s Company
Samuel Heards – Grafton

These tablets, in grateful recognition of the patriotic soldiers of the New England Army who fell June 17, 1775, were erected by order of the city council of Boston, June 17, 1889.
Thomas N. Hart, Mayor.
Committee of the City Government.
Benjamin F. Stacey, Albert A. Folsom, Homer Rogers, of the aldermen.
Thomas F. Keenan, William H. Oakes, Frank E. Bagley, Israel F. Pierce, William J. Doherty, of the Common Council.

Tablet #2:
New Hampshire Troops
Reed’s Regiment
Thomas’ Company
Isaac Adams – Rindge
George Carlton – Rindge
Jonathan Lovejoy – Rindge

Mann’s Company
Joseph Blood – Mason
Edenezer Blood Jr. – Mason

Spaulding’s Company
David Carleton – Lyndeborough

Crosby’s Company
John Cole – Amherst
James Hutchinson – Amherst

Hinds’ Company
John Davis – Chesterfield

Marcy’s Company
Joseph Farwell – Charleston
James Patten ----------
John Melvin ----------
Benjamin Chamberlain ----------

Hutchin’s Company
Parker Hills – Candia

Towne’s Company
David Scott –
American Soldiers Killed Tablet #3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. American Soldiers Killed Tablet #3

Walker’s Company
Paul Clogston – Nashua
Asa Cram – Wilton
Jonathan Gray – Wilton
Jason Russell – Nashua
Oliver Wood – Nashua

The American troops engaged numbered 1500, and their loss was 140 killed, 271 wounded, 30 prisoners.
The British forces exceeded 2000, of which 35 officers and 191 rank and file were killed; 122 officers and 706 rank and file were wounded.
The American troops were mainly from Massachusetts, bravely assisted by two regiments from New Hampshire, and a small force from Connecticut.
Prescott and Putnam shared the honors of the day.

Tablet #3:
Prescott’s Regiment
Parker’s Company
Joseph Minott – Westford
Jonathan Hadley – Westford
Peter Fisk – Groton
David Kemp – Groton
John Gordon – Stow

Patch’s Company
Jonathan Bate – Winchendon
Jonas Looker – Sudbury

Lawrence’s Company
James Dodge – Groton
Stephen Foster – Groton
Abraham Blood – Groton
Benjamin Wood – Groton
Simon Hobart – Groton
Robert Parker – Groton

Farwell’s Company
Jonathan Jenkins – Groton

Dow’s Company
Sergt. Nathan Blood – Hollis, N.H.
Phineas Nevers – Hollis, N.H.
Thomas Wheat Jr. – Hollis, N.H.
American Soldiers Killed Tablet #4 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. American Soldiers Killed Tablet #4
Poor – Hollis, N.H.
Isaac Hobart – Hollis, N.H.
Jacob Boynton – Hollis, N.H.

Moors’ Company
Sergt. Benj. Prescott -- Groton
Ebenezer Youngman – Hollis, N.H.
Thomas Colbourn – Dunstable

Prescott’s Regiment
Gilbert’s Company
Peter Whitcomb – Littleton
Benjamin Dole – Littleton
John Lawrence – Littleton
James Whitmore – Littleton
Isaac Whitcomb – Littleton
Archibald McIntosh – Brookline, N.H.
James Coneck – Brookline, N.H.

Corey’s Company
Chambers Corey – Groton
Daniel McGrath – Amherst

Wyman’s Company
Oliver Stevens – Townsend
John Gibson – Fitchburg
Caesar Bason – Westford
Amos Wheeler – Ashby

Nutting’s Company
Nathaniel Parker – Pepperell
William Warrin – Pepperell
Edmund Peers – Pepperell
Wainwright Fisk – Pepperell
Ebenezer Laughton – Pepperell
Jeremiah Shattuck – Pepperell

Maxwell’s Company
Jesse Corless – Deerfield
Ebenezer Faills – Charlemont
Aaron Barr – Meryfield

“Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a halter intimidate; for under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called on to make our exit, we will die
American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
5. American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775 Marker
The tablets are located on both sides of the entrance to the Charleston Commons.
free men.”

“The blood of our fathers, let it not have been shed in vain”

Tablet #4:
Bridge’s Regiment
Stickney’s Company
Benjamin Eastey – Billerica
Asa Pollard – Billerica

Coburn’s Company
Coburn’s Company
John Thessill – Dracut

Bancroft’s Company
Joseph Kemp – Dunstable

Rowe’s Company
Francis Pool – Gloucester
Josiah Brooks – Gloucester
William Parsons – Gloucester

Doolittle’s Regiment
Fletcher’s Company
Joshua Whitcomb – Templeton

Holman’s Company
Jeduthan Alexander – Marlborough

Wheller’s Company
Benjamin Reed – Rutland

Gerrish’s Regiment
Rogers’ Company
Thomas Doyl ----------

Whitcomb’s Regiment
Haskell’s Company
Sergt. Robert Phelps – Lancaster
David Robbins – Lancaster

Glover’s Regiment
Smith’s Company
Thomas Allen – Marblehead

Brewer’s Regiment
Black’s Company
Josiah Bacon – Hutchinson
John Barrett – Hutchinson
Ebenezer Childs Jr. – Hutchinson
Lucas Green – Winchendon

Haynew’ Company
Comeing Fairbank – Framingham
Joshua Haynes – Sudbury

Russell’s Company
Lebbeus Jennings – Deerfield

Gray’s Company
Bunker Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
6. Bunker Hill Monument
This 221 foot granite monument, located a block away from the marker, commemorates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. It was during this battle that the soldiers named on the marker died.
Barnard – Watertown

Bardwell’s Company
Timothy Evins – Ware
Stephen Ayres – Belchertown
Little’s Regiment
Warner’s Company
Daniel Callahan – Gloucester
Benjamin Smith – Gloucester

Dodge’s Company
Jesse Story – Ipswich

Perkins’ Company
Moses Pigeon – Newburyport
Samuel Nelson – Newburyport

“Dulce et Decorum est pro patria mori.”
Besides the above-named soldiers, were slain the following officers:
Major-Gen. Joseph Warren
Col. Thomas Gardner, Lt.-Col. Moses Parker, Maj. Willard Moore, Maj. Andrew McClary, Capt. William Meacham, Capt. Isaac Baldwin, Capt. Benjamin Walker, Lieut. Amaziah Fassett, Lieut. Joseph Spaulding, Lieut. Benjamin West

Location. 42° 22.48′ N, 71° 3.609′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Street and Winthrop Street, on the left when traveling west on Adams Street. Marker is located on the Training Field in Charlestown, Mass., a block away from the Bunker Hill Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlestown Training Field/Winthrop Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Gate (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Freedom Trail (about 500 feet away); Connecticut Gate (about 500 feet away); South-East Corner of the Redoubt (about 600 feet away); Bunker Hill Monument (about 600 feet away); The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... (about 600 feet away); You are now my enemy and I am yours... (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
Regarding American Soldiers Killed June 17, 1775. You did not list the names on the right hand side of tablet no 2.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill). The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Bunker Hill. Account of the battle from Charlestown (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Bunker Hill 1775. A British perspective of the battle from (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,947 times since then and 132 times this year. Last updated on May 9, 2012, by Kgb of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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