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Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution

Minute Man National Historical Park

 

—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
1. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker
Inscription. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution-On the night of April 18, 1775 approximately 700 British soldiers gathered on Boston Commons to prepare for a raid on American military supplies stored in nearby Concord. Informed of the British troop movement, Paul Revere and William Dawes, Boston residents set out to warn their fellow colonists.

Over the next twenty-four hours, a series of events ensued which took Massachusetts and colonies a major step closer to Independence. Casualties, first in Lexington, then in Concord , and finally on the road back to Boston, marked a turning point in a decade-old struggle.

By the end of the day on April 19, the Minute Men had surrounded Boston and laid siege to the port city. On July 2, 1775, George Washington, a planter from distant Virginia, took charge of the army. Eight months later, on March 17, 1776, British troops evacuated Boston. In Massachusetts the fighting was over, but the War for Independence had only begun.

Exhibits and audiovisual programs in this Visitor Center tell the story of the events of April 19, 1775, the immediate consequences of those events, and their meaning for our Republic.
 
Location. 42° 26.934′ N, 71° 16.176′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is

April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
2. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker
on North Great Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA 01773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whittemore House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minute Man Visitor Center (about 600 feet away); Thomas Nelson Jr. House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josiah Nelson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thorning Boulder (approx. ¼ mile away); Paul Revere Capture Site (approx. half a mile away); End of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
3. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 17, 1995
4. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
5. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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