Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
"Masachussetts GatesJune 17, 1775This hand opposed to tyrantssearches with a sword forpeaceful conditions underliberty.""Colonel William PrescottJune 17, 1775""The breastwork thrownup on the morning ofthe seventeen of June1775extended northerlythree hundred feet""Northeast corner of the redoubtthrown up on the night ofthe sixteen of June1775""Breed's HillSite of theBattle of Bunker Hillfought June 17, 1775Although orders were issued by theCommittee of Safetyto seize and fortify Bunker Hillthe Colonial officers after consultationfortified this hill on June 16, 1775"
"The defensive works on Breed's Hillwere laid out by and constructed underCOLONEL RICHARD GRIDLEYChief engineer New England Provincial Armywho in July 1775 was appointed byGeneral Washington as First Chief Engineeron the Continental ArmyPresented by Boston PostSociety of American Military Engineers17 June 1959"