Daniel WebsterIn the years following the battle, this hill became sacred ground. A new patriotic spirit swept the nation in the 1820s. Americans looked to honor the sacrifice and service of their ancestors. For two decades, many men and women, led by the Bunker Hill Monument Association, worked to raise funds for a suitable memorial.
On June 17, 1843, over 100,000 people gathered here for the dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument. Statesman and orator Daniel Webster spoke to the crowd, which included John Tyler and the last living veterans of the battle.
|Placed By||Boston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard-National Park Service US Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 330353 N 4693632|
|Decimal Degrees||42.37646667, -71.06058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.588', W 71° 3.635'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 35.28" N, 71° 3' 38.10" W|
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|Area Code(s)||617, 781, 857|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 50 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02129, US|
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