Memorial to the Battle of Bunker Hill in Charlestown

Pictures by *** and text by Timothy Madden

The memorial is in the town center of Charlestown, a suburb of Boston, Massechussetts, on Breed's Hill the site of the majority of fighting during the Battle of Bunker Hill on 17 June 1775 between the Colonial Army and the British Army. The pictures were taken on the afternoon of Sunday 16 May 2010. The site includes a large stone obelisk, a statue of Colonel William Prescott, and markers denoting the corners of the defensive breastworks at the top of the hill. According to the National Park Services' website, the first memorial was an 18 foot wooden pillar place in 1794 on the same site. The current site was started in 1823 and completed in 1842.

Steps leading to the monument with the statue of Col. Prescott in the foreground
Massachusetts Gate stone at the monument's entrance
Statue of Colonel William Prescott
Col Prescott statue's stone base
Plaque at the memorial
Breed's Hill marker
Bunker Hill Monument plaque

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