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The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends...

Abigail Adams

 
 
The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
1. The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... Marker
Inscription. This high ground of Breed's Hill bound the American colonies to the cause of independence. An open field once located here commanded this entire area. On the night of June 16, 1775, two month after the fighting at Lexington and Concord, 1,200 colonial militiamen quickly built a small earthen fort.As drawn broke on June 17, the fort stood in clear view of the British army in Boston. British cannon from ship and land opened fire. Some2,200 British soldiers crossed the Charles River and assaulted the hill. After several bloody attacks, the British troops overran the colonists. The British forces won this ground, but it cost nearly half their men.

Battle of Bunker Hill.The patriots await the British assault 1775.
Painting by Don Troiani
 
Erected by Boston National Historic Park- Bunker Hill Monument - National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 22.58′ N, 71° 3.65′ 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. You are now my enemy and I am yours... (here, next to this marker); Bunker Hill Monument (a few steps from this marker); Breedís Hill (a few steps from this marker); South-East Corner of the Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); This Column Stands on Union! (within shouting distance of this marker); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Breastwork (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Also see . . .  June 18, 1775 Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, Page 1. Dearest Friend Sunday June 18 1775 The Day; perhaps the decisive Day is come on which the fate of America depends. my bursting Heart must find vent at my pen. I have just heard that our dear Friend Dr. Warren is no more but fell gloriously fighting for his Country-saying better to die honourably in the field than ignominiously hang upon the Gallows. great is our Loss. He has distinguished himself in every engagement, by his courage and fortitude, by animating the Soldiers & leading them on by his own example -- a particular account of these dreadful, but I hope Glorious Days will be transmitted you, no doubt in the exactest manner. (Submitted on October 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary

 
 
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 500 times since then and 61 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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