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- Welcome to the Bostonian Society's "Boston Massacre
- Welcome to the Bostonian Society's Boston Massacre Files game.
Learn about the Boston Massacre through an interactive investigation of images
and eyewitness accounts and decide for yourself what really happened!
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- Liberty's Daughters
The contributions by local colonial women are oft-overlooked when it comes to the history of the Concord Fight. Here we help to rectify that omission
At age 71, Concordian Martha Moulton was at home when the soldiers entered town. When sparks from burning captured materials caught the Town House roof on fire, Martha begged and harangued the British into extinguishing the blaze. Resulting smoke, observed by the Americans mustered near Buttrick's farm, caused them to march to the town's rescue precipitating the "shot heard 'round the world".
- Cemetery Junction - Boston's Old Granary Burial Ground
At least 1,600 people are known to have been buried in this tiny graveyard, as the land-poor colonial Boston, old graves often were dug up to make way for new bodies; the spongy ground hastened deterioration.
Among those laid to rest at this stop along the Freedom Trail: Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, the victims of the Boston Massacre and Christopher Snider, a 12-year-old boy killed by a British soldier 11 days before the massacre.
- Redcoats Boston reenactment
The First Foot Guards
We are a Revolutionary War reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards
- Where Was the Actual Boston Tea Party Site?
- Where Was the Actual Boston Tea Party Site?
Where Was Griffin's Wharf in Relation to Modern Boston Streets?
Boston Tea Party; Actual site, found with study of old maps online
- The Paul Revere House
- On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America.
Join the Friends of Paul Revere today and distinguish yourself as an active supporter of America's cultural heritage.
- 2nd Mass Regiment
Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, Learned's Brigade, is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to interpret the lives of the soldiers and women of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.
Through careful research, the uniforms, encampment, and activities of the Regiment are recreated to provide an authentic environment for living history. The present-day Regiment has participated in hundreds of battle reenactments, encampments, lectures, and parades.
- Colonial Hall: Biography of Samuel Adams
- Among those who signed the Declaration of Independence, and were conspicuous in the revolution, there existed, of course, a great diversity of intellectual endowments; nor did all render to their country, in those perilous days, the same important services. Like the luminaries of heavens each contributed his portion of influence; but, like them, they differed, as star differeth from star in glory. But in the constellation of great men, which adorned that era, few shone with more brilliancy, or exercised a more powerful influence than Samuel Adams.
Learn early American history with the biographies of America's founding fathers from the 1829 book, Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence.
- The Concord Fight and A Fearless Isaac Davis
"No, I am not and
I haven't a man that is!"
Thus on 19 April 1775 did Capt. Isaac Davis respond to the query if he was afraid to lead his Acton minute company and the colonial column "into the middle of the town (Concord) for its defense or die in the attempt".
Acton's commander led the minutemen to battle at the North Bridge.
- Archiving Early America
- When Paul Revere first began selling his color prints of "The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street" in Boston, he was doing what any like-minded patriot with his talents in 1770 would have done. Only, Paul Revere did it faster and more expeditiously than anyone else, including two other artist-engravers who also issued prints of the Massacre that year.
Discover primary source documents from early American history--- scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings.
- The Decisive Day is Come: The Battle of Bunker Hill | Introduction
- To mark the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Massachusetts Historical Society presents its first "web exhibition" -- personal accounts and eyewitness descriptions of the battle, along with contemporary maps, drawings, engravings, broadsides, and artifacts, either preserved by the participants or found on the battlefield.
Click to Read Complete Letter Visit the Battle Site! The site of the Battle of Bunker Hill is located in present-day Charlestown, Massachusetts. The...
- Christ Church in the City of Boston - History
- The enduring fame of Old North Church and its sure place in America's story derives from a fleeting moment on the night of April 18, 1775. It was then that the sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple, and briefly hung the two lanterns which touched off the War for Independence.
The lanterns, arranged for by Paul Revere, signaled the movement of Regulars up the Charles River to Cambridge to begin a march to Lexington and seize a cache of Colonial military stores. As the signal was given, Revere was being rowed with muffled oars to the Charlestown shore; his subsequent dash on horseback,immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, brought out the militia and the shot heard round the world was fired on Lexington Green the following day.
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- Panel One: Introduction
- March 5, 1770. British Private Hugh White stands sentry duty in the snowy, moonlit street before the Custom House. Moments before, he had sent a local boy running off, bruised and crying, after an exchange of words. Now, facing an angry crowd of civilians, White calls for help. Captain Thomas Preston and seven soldiers respond. Bells ring out nearby from the Old Brick Church, normally the town's fire alarm. On the dark street, people are shouting "Where's the fire?" adding to the confusion and tension. At the Custom House the crowd presses in, began to throw ice and rocks, taunting the soldiers, damning them to fire their muskets, knowing that soldiers are forbidden to shoot without orders from a civil magistrate. Private Hugh Montgomery is knocked down, and someone yells "Fire!" The soldiers shoot into the crowd, killing five and wounding six.
THE BOSTON MASSACRE TRIALS Massacre "The law shall have its course. I will live and die by the law." --Lieutenant-Governor Thomas...
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