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

This Column Stands on Union!

Daniel Webster

 
 
This Column Stands on Union! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
1. This Column Stands on Union! Marker
Inscription. In the years following the battle, this hill became sacred ground. A new patriotic spirit swept the nation in the 1820s. Americans looked to honor the sacrifice and service of their ancestors. For two decades, many men and women, led by the Bunker Hill Monument Association, worked to raise funds for a suitable memorial.

On June 17, 1843, over 100,000 people gathered here for the dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument. Statesman and orator Daniel Webster spoke to the crowd, which included John Tyler and the last living veterans of the battle.
 
Erected by Boston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard-National Park Service US Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 22.588′ N, 71° 3.635′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Monument Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Breedís Hill (a few steps from this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); Bunker Hill Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends...

1830 ------1837 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
2. 1830 ------1837
This monument was not only a symbol of national pride, but a great feat of engineering. The first commercial railway in America was built to transport granite from the quarries in Quincy, Massachusetts. A Boston ship rigger built a special hoisting apparatus to lift the five-ton blocks into place. Bunker Hill Memorial Tablets, 1890
(within shouting distance of this marker); You are now my enemy and I am yours... (within shouting distance of this marker); South-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hampshire Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Also see . . .  Bunker Hill Monument - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. LandmarksWar, US Revolutionary
 
Daniel Webster at Bunker Hill by Joseph Goodhue Chandle image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
3. Daniel Webster at Bunker Hill by Joseph Goodhue Chandle
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire purchased through the Julie L Whittier Fund
1843 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
4. 1843
View of Bunker Hill and monument, June 17, 1843 by N. Currier (Firm) The Bostonian Society 1843
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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