Lexington Minuteman - Lexington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 26.935 W 071° 13.806
19T E 316608 N 4702030
Quick Description: Lexington Minuteman Statue on the Battle Green in Lexington, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2011 5:14:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMBRCW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 10

Long Description:
On the morning of April 19, 1775, 77 Minutemen, local colonists who had volunteered to be first responders to military and other threats faced a contingent of British Regular soldiers. In the ensuing battle eight Minutemen were killed and 10 were wounded.

Minuteman Statue was created by Henry H. Kitson and memorializes the Lexington Minutemen. It depicts Capt. John Parker who commanded the Minutemen during the battle at Lexington. He uttered the famous words - "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But, if they mean to have a war let it begin here." Shortly thereafter a shot was fired - "the shot heard around the world". The statue of Capt. Parker by Henry Kitson was erected in 1900.
Physical Address:
Massachusetts Avenue
Bedford Street
Lexington, MA United States

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Description of Postcard Location:
Lexington Center at the junction of Massachusetts Avenue - Route 4 and Bedford Street - Route 225 on the Lexington Battle Green.

Parking Coordinates: N 42° 26.937 W 071° 13.831

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