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Record 22/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Folder: MINUTEMEN MEMORIAL (obelisk on the Common)

Minuteman Memorial. Postcards of first Revolutionary War monument in the country.

This monument honors those who fought in the Revolutionary War and died on April 19, 775, on Lexington Common. Built in 1799, it honors those men who died in the Battle of Lexington, the first battle of the revolutionary War. The inscription on the monument is by the Reverend Jonas Clarke who housed John Hancock and Sam Adams in his parsonage on April 18, 1775. It also serves as the final resting place of most of the minutemen who were killed at Lexington, including Robert Munroe, Jonas Parker, Samuel Hadley, Jonathan Harrington, Jr., Isaac Muzzy, Caleb Harrington, and John Brown of Lexington and Asahel Porter of Woburn.

About 13 postcardsof Minuteman Memorial on Lexington Common, 1907-1965. Some reprints of earlier images.

This is a folder-level record in Series 09. American Revolution: Monuments.
Year Range from 1907
Year range to 1965
Object ID Worthen.09.101
Object Name Folder, File
Search Terms American Revolution
Battle Green
Battle of Lexington commemorations
Lexington Common
Liberty Pole
Minuteman Memorial (obelisk on the common)
Subjects Battles
Title MINUTEMEN MEMORIAL (obelisk on the Common)
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