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The Siege of Boston

Artist:

Frederick Law Olmsted

Location:

Fort Hill Tower at Highland Park  

Location

Fort Hill Tower at Highland Park
United States
42° 19' 31.3104" N, 71° 5' 40.0956" W

Neighborhood:

Roxbury

Type:

Memorial Tablet

Year:

1906

Medium:

stone

Collection:

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Description:

Roxbury High Fort was part of the earthworks constructed by the Continental army for its siege of Boston in June of 1775.  The cannons that the earthworks protected so threatened Boston that the British chose to evacuate the city rather than suffer a bombardment. The monument commemorates the fort and the planners of the earthworks: General Henry Knox, commander of the Continental artillery, and Josiah Waters.

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