Lexington Alarm Responders - Shrewsbury, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 17.806 W 071° 42.842
19T E 276269 N 4686294
Quick Description: A monument placed in honor of the citizens of Shrewsbury who answered the Lexington Alarm is located on the Town Green in downtown Shrewsbury.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 1:35:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQ35
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:

The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts with a skirmish on the town green. Following the confrontation with British troops at Lexington and Concord on Wednesday morning April 19, 1775, an alarm was immediately spread in every direction. Throughout New England, the news was rapidly carried by horse expresses from town to town.

Shrewsbury Historical Society honors its 128 citizens who answered the Lexington alarm with a bronze plaque attached to a boulder on the Town Green. In particular, it cites the officers in charge of the First Precinct Company, the Artillery Company and the Second Precinct Company.

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT MINUTE-MEN
FROM SHREWSBURY RESPONDED TO THE
LEXINGTON ALARM APRIL 19, 1775
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FIRST PRECINCT COMPANY - 65 MEN
JOB CHSHING - CAPTAIN
ASA RICE 1st LIEUT ------ ABNER MILES 2nd LIEUT
ARTILLERY COMPANY - 16 MEN
ROSS WYMAN - CAPTAIN
SECOND PRECINCT COMPANY - 47 MEN
ROBERT ANDREWS - CAPTAIN
JONAS TEMPLE 1st LIEUT --- EZRA BEAMAN 2nd LIEUT
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SHREWSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1905

Type of Memorial: Monument

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