Posted by: Shorelander
N 42° 27.019 W 071° 16.200
19T E 313331 N 4702273
Quick Description: Site of intense fighting along the Battle Road from Concord to Charlestown.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2006 7:37:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMAA2
At 1:30 PM, the British retreating from Concord entered this area, right at the border of Lincoln and Lexington. Here they met up with angry Lexington Militia men. The plaque reads:
"As the British troops fought their way along the Battle Road, Captain John Parker and the Lexington Militia, joined by the newly arrived Cambridge Militia, attacked them from this area. Emotions ran high, since British troops had killed eight of the Lexington men and wounded ten others early that morning on the Green.
Artifacts found on this hillside behind you suggest that much of the fighting occurred here. One Lexington man, Jedidiah Munroe, who was wounded that morning, was killed in this area. Possibly, two British soldiers perished here."
Agency Responsible for Placement: National Park Service
City/Town Name: Lexington
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed
Year Placed: Not listed
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