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New Hampshire soldiers in Medford.


A plain boulder of New Hampshire granite, suitably inscribed, marks the resting place of the New Hampshire soldiers who fell in the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, or died of wounds or disease after the battle.

The monument stands in the old Salem street burying ground, and was unveiled there with appropriate ceremonies, October 29, 1904. It was selected by Hon. Alvin Burleigh of Plymouth, New Hampshire, and sent to the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of this city, under whose direction it was lettered, placed in position, and dedicated.

The stone is inscribed as follows:—

in memory of
New Hampshire soldiers
who fell at Bunker Hill.
buried in this town
and interred in this spot.

The boulder was the gift of the Sons of the American Revolution of New Hamshir,, and came from Plymouth, N. H., near the celebrated Indian battle ground of Baker's River.

Short dedicatory exercises were held at the burial ground, and later the company adjourned to the Royall House, Stark's headquarters in 1775, where Mayor Charles S. Baxter greeted the assembly in the name of the city, and informal addresses were made by guests.

Miss Eliza M. Gill, through whose efforts the site of the burial place was identified, read the historical address which is given below.


Scarcely had the skirmish between the provincials and the British soldiers taken place on Lexington Green, April 19th, 1775, before relays of messengers had carried the news throughout New England, and from every quarter far and near, from farm and village, valley and hillside, men were hurrying toward Boston; the minutemen who had pledged themselves to be ready to start at a moment's warning should any such act as had just occurred make it necessary for them to defend their rights and liberties, even to the shedding of the last drop of their blood

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