This Column Stands on Union!

This Column Stands on Union! (HM14UK)

Location: Boston, MA 02129 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 22.588', W 71° 3.635'

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Daniel Webster

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.

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HM NumberHM14UK
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Placed ByBoston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard-National Park Service US Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330353 N 4693632
Decimal Degrees42.37646667, -71.06058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.588', W 71° 3.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 35.28" N, 71° 3' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02129, US
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