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New Castle in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

William and Mary Raids

 
 
William and Mary Raids Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
1. William and Mary Raids Marker
Inscription. December 14-15, 1774, several hundred men overpowered the small British garrison at Castle William & Mary, now Fort Constitution, New Castle, and removed quantities of military supplies. These raids, set off by Paul Revere's ride to Portsmouth on December 13, were among the first overt acts of the American Revolution.
 
Erected 1958. (Marker Number 004.)
 
Location. 43° 4.24′ N, 70° 42.854′ W. Marker is in New Castle, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Wentworth Road and Ocean Street, on the right when traveling west on Wentworth Road. Touch for map. Marker is about 200 feet from the intersection of Ocean Street Just before the entrance to the Coast Guard Station. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle NH 03854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Castle Congregational Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker (approx. mile away); New Park [New Shipyard Mall] (approx. 1.4 miles away in Maine); Building 86 (approx. 1.4 miles away in Maine); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 1 miles away in Maine); Shipyard Mall (approx. 1 miles away in Maine); Historic Rice Public Library (approx. 1.8 miles away in Maine); Sheafe Warehouse (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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