This Column Stands on Union - Historic Marker - Bunker Hill, Boston, USA.
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Quick Description: This Column Stands on Union - Historic Marker - In the years following the battle, this hill became sacred ground. The Hill is now topped by a 221 feet tall Monument, as described on this marker, found on Breed's Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2018 2:27:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMY4QW
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Long Description:
Title - This Column Stands on Union! - Daniel Webster

The Inscription Reads:
"In the years following the battle, this hill became sacred ground. A new patriotic spirit swept the nation in the 1820s. Americans looked to honor the sacrifice and service of their ancestors. For two decades, many men and women, led by the Bunker Hill Monument Association, worked to raise funds for a suitable memorial.

On June 17, 1843, over 100,000 people gathered here for the dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument. Statesman and orator Daniel Webster spoke to the crowd, which included John Tyler and the last living veterans of the battle.

Erected by Boston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard-National Park Service US Department of the Interior."

From the National Park Website:
"On June 17, 1775, New England soldiers faced the British army for the first time in a pitched battle. Popularly known as "The Battle of Bunker Hill," bloody fighting took place throughout a hilly landscape of fenced pastures that were situated across the Charles River from Boston. Though the British forces claimed the field, the casualties inflicted by the Provincial solders from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire were staggering. Of the some 2,400 British Soldiers and Marines engaged, some 1,000 were wounded or killed.

Fifty years after the battle, the Marquis De Lafayette set the cornerstone of what would become a lasting monument and tribute to the memory of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The project was ambitious: construct a 221-foot tall obelisk built entirely from quarried granite. It took over seventeen years to complete, but it still stands to this day atop a prominence of the battlefield now known as Breed's Hill.

Marking the site where Provincial forces constructed an earthen fort, or "Redoubt," prior to the battle, this site remains the focal point of the battle's memory."
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Address: Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129, United States of America.
Agency Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Boston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard-National Park Service US Department of the Interior."

Year Placed: 2007

County: Suffolk

City/Town Name: Charlestown - Boston

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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