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Fort Strong Boulder

Artist:

Unknown

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Location

United States
42° 21' 56.502" N, 71° 2' 0.6108" W

Neighborhood:

East Boston

Type:

Memorial Plaque

Year:

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

Funders:

The General Benjamin Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Description:

There is a boulder in Brophy Memorial Park, formerly Belmont Square, in East Boston. The boulder was placed in the park by the General Benjamin Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to mark the site of a federal fort located there in 1812-13, presumably occasioned by The War of 1812. The East Boston fort was ultimately deactivated and a new fort was opened on Long Island in Boston harbor in 1867. The new fort was named “Fort Strong” in honor of Major General George Crockett Strong (1832-1867), who died of wounds suffered in battle during the Civil War.

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