The Battle of Chelsea Creek

The Battle of Chelsea Creek (HM19KS)

Location: Revere, MA 02151 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 24.209', W 71° 1.069'

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On May 27, 1775 near this point occurred the Battle of Chelsea Creek - the 2nd military battle and the 1st naval engagement of the American Revolution.Col. John Stark and his militiamen successfully engaged British regulars in driving livestock from Hog and Noddle Islands.

The British attempted to cut off the colonists from the mainland by sending two armed vessels and several barges. Col. Stark's troops aided by reinforcements led by Col. Israel Putnam made a vigorous attack on the naval vessels and inflicted such damage that the schooner, Diana, was abandoned by her British crew. The Diana was dismantled and burned.

The Colonies' first victory of the American Revolution.

Rededicated on May 27, 1998, by The Revere Historical and Cultural Commission.
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HM NumberHM19KS
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Revere Historical and Cultural Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 333945 N 4696548
Decimal Degrees42.40348333, -71.01781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.209', W 71° 1.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 12.54" N, 71° 1' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)781, 978, 339, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 Broadway, Revere MA 02151, US
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