Lexington Alarm Monument - Ware, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 15.652 W 072° 14.549
18T E 727444 N 4682422
Quick Description: A monument to the men who answered the Lexington Alarm has been erected in the park opposite the Town Hall of Ware.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2011 3:17:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMCQWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 5

Long Description:
After the Battle of Lexington and Concord notice of "alarm and muster" of was sent to Massachusetts villages and towns. Express riders, bells, drums, alarm guns, bonfires and trumpets were used for rapid communication. Militia member from towns and villages came to the aid of the embattled colonist in the Boston area. This came to be known as the Lexington Alarm. The names of the men who responded to this alarm appear on the plaque attached to a granite base. The plaque is inscribed:

{Crossed Rifles}
Dedicated to
Ware's Citizen-Soldiers
of the
Revolutionary War
Who Marched on the Alarm of
April 19, 1775

Col. Ruggles Woodbridge
Capt. Joseph Forster
Lt. Wm. Gilmer
Sgt. Lemnel Blackmer
Sgt. Ebenezer Nye
Corp. John Croft
Pvt. Judah Symons
Pvt. Jonathan Marsh
Pvt. Thomas Gilman
Pvt. Judah Marsh
Pvt. Charles Boney
Pvt. Joseph Cuming
Pvt. Thomas Sherman
Pvt. Prince Sherman
Pvt. Timothy Evens
Pvt. Nathaniel Wilder
Pvt. Gersham Whitney
Pvt. Nathan Davis
Pvt. Elkeneh Billings
Pvt. Steward Kee
Pvt. Thomas Andrews
Pvt. John Rutherford
Pvt. John Eullen
Pvt. Jeremiah Gould
Pvt. Noah Thompson
Pvt. Miles Jordan
Pvt. James Damon, Jr.
Pvt. Gershaw Whitney, Jr.
Pvt. Samuel Andrews
Pvt. Thomas Jenkens

Given by the Ware
Historical Commission
May 2011
Type of Memorial: Monument

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