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from this eminence
on January 1, 1776
the flag of the United colonies
bearing thirteen stripes and the crosses
of Saint George and Saint Andrew
first Waved defiance to A foe.

‘the flower of the British army’
prisoners of War
who surrendered at Saratoga
were quartered on this Hill
from November 7, 1777, to October 15, 1778
guarded by American troops
under General William Heath.

on this historic Hill
Answering their country's call
in 1862
encamped the soldiers of Somerville
whose record of patriotism and Fortitude
in the Civil War
is worthy of highest Honor
and commemoration.

these inscriptions were prepared
by the Somerville Historical Society.


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