Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Stops completed August, 2019.
Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
June 17, 1775
This hand opposed to tyrants
searches with a sword for
peaceful conditions under
"Colonel William Prescott
June 17, 1775"
"The breastwork thrown
up on the morning of
the seventeen of June
three hundred feet"
"Northeast corner of the redoubt
thrown up on the night of
the sixteen of June
Site of the
Battle of Bunker Hill
fought June 17, 1775
Although orders were issued by the
Committee of Safety
to seize and fortify Bunker Hill
the Colonial officers after consultation
fortified this hill on June 16, 1775"
"The defensive works on Breed's Hill
were laid out by and constructed under
COLONEL RICHARD GRIDLEY
Chief engineer New England Provincial Army
who in July 1775 was appointed by
General Washington as First Chief Engineer
on the Continental Army
Presented by Boston Post
Society of American Military Engineers
17 June 1959"