The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends...

The Decisive Day has come on which the fate of America depends... (HM14UL)

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

N 42° 22.58', W 71° 3.65'

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Abigail Adams

This high ground of Breed's Hill bound the American colonies to the cause of independence. An open field once located here commanded this entire area. On the night of June 16, 1775, two month after the fighting at Lexington and Concord, 1,200 colonial militiamen quickly built a small earthen fort.As drawn broke on June 17, the fort stood in clear view of the British army in Boston. British cannon from ship and land opened fire. Some2,200 British soldiers crossed the Charles River and assaulted the hill. After several bloody attacks, the British troops overran the colonists. The British forces won this ground, but it cost nearly half their men.

Battle of Bunker Hill.The patriots await the British assault 1775.
Painting by Don Troiani

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HM NumberHM14UL
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Placed ByBoston National Historic Park- Bunker Hill Monument - National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330332 N 4693618
Decimal Degrees42.37633333, -71.06083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.58', W 71° 3.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 34.80" N, 71° 3' 39.00" 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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