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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lincoln

 
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — April 19, 1775-The Dawn of RevolutionMinute Man National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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, . . . — Map (db m62555) HM
2Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — At This Well
. . . — Map (db m18249) HM
3Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Bloody AngleMinute Man Nat'l Hist Park, Mass — National Park Service —
Some of the most intense fighting on April 19, 1775 occurred in this area, which later became known as “Bloody Angle.” Unlike most of the 18th-century Battle Road landscape, which was open farmland, this site had woods and bends in the . . . — Map (db m18058) HM
4Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Brooks Historical AreaMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18378) HM
5Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Ebenezer Fiske House SiteMinute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
An increasingly ragged British column fought its way over Fiske Hill. There was intense, close quarter fighting in this area as British flankers attempted to flush out Colonial snipers. At a nearby well, Minute Man James Hayward from Acton and a . . . — Map (db m18282) HM
6Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Ebenezer Fiske House SiteMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18380) HM
7Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — End of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
At this point, on the Old Concord Road as it then was ended the midnight ride of Paul Revere He had at about two o’clock on the morning of April 19, 1775, the night being clear and the moon in its third quarter, got this far on his way from . . . — Map (db m18030) HM
8Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Hartwell Tavern Historical AreaMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18373) HM
9Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Josiah Nelson House
This was the site of Josiah and Elizabeth Nelson’s home. Josiah was a farmer as well as a housewright – a person who built and repaired houses. According to family tradition, when a party of men on horseback was passing his house during the . . . — Map (db m18290) HM
10Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Minute Man Visitor CenterMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18376) HM
11Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Paul Revere Capture SiteMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18374) HM
12Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Bluff & Fiske HillMinute Man Nat'l Hist Park, Mass — National Park Service —
The fighting between Colonists and British troops grew more intense as the struggle along the Battle Road wore on. In this stretch between the Bluff and Fiske Hill, the British column began to fall apart. While trying to restore order to his . . . — Map (db m18063) HM
13Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Capture of Paul RevereMinute Man National Historical Park, Mass — National Park Service —
While passing through Lexington at around midnight, Revere and William Dawes met Dr. Samuel Prescott of Concord, who was riding home after courting Lydia Mulliken. Prescott agreed to help spread the alarm that “the Regulars were out.” . . . — Map (db m18032) HM
14Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Midnight RidersMinute Man National Historical Park, Mass — National Park Service —
In September of 1774, Patriot leaders initiated a system of alarms and express riders to warn all towns whenever British troops marched out of Boston. On April 18th, at about 10:00 in the evening, two riders set out from Boston ahead of 700 British . . . — Map (db m18045) HM
15Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Story ContinuesMinute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
The Historical Park ends here, but the Battle Road continues. The British column broke into a run as they approached Lexington Center. They were saved by a brigade of a thousand fresh troops, armed with two cannon. The commander, Earl Percy, . . . — Map (db m18286) HM
16Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — This Bluff
This Bluff was used as a rallying point by the British April 19, 1775. After a sharp fight they retreated to Fiske Hill from which they were driven in great confusion. — Map (db m18054) HM
17Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Thomas Nelson Jr. House
Thomas Nelson Sr. emigrated from England and acquired, through purchase, the land along this road both east and west of here. On his death, the land was split between his two sons and daughter. Thomas Jr. lived here, Josiah lived to the west and . . . — Map (db m18256) HM
18Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Thorning Boulder
This site, called “Minute Man Boulder,” is associated with Lincoln Minute Man William Thorning’s heroic action on April 19th, 1775. According to local tradition, Thorning, who lived along this stretch of the Battle Road, joined in the . . . — Map (db m18243) HM
19Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Weapon of the Day
On April 19th, 1775, Colonists and British soldiers used the same type of gun – a flintlock musket that fired a one ounce solid lead ball. The effective range was one hundred yards (the length of a modern football field). These weapons were . . . — Map (db m18258) HM
20Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Whittemore House
On April 19, 1775, the house before you was the home of Jacob and Esther Whittemore and their four children. Although they were not involved in the battle, local tradition tells that a British soldier was shot and killed in front of the blacksmith . . . — Map (db m18246) HM
 
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