The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre (HM1G9K)

Location: Boston, MA 02109 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.528', W 71° 3.424'

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On March 5, 1770, in the street before you, nine British soldiers were confronted by an angry mob.

"The soldiers did fire without orders and killed five of his Majesty's good subjects...How fatal are the effects of posting a standing army among a free people!"

Samuel Adams' description of the Boston massacre and Paul Revere's engraving of the scene fueled public outrage, and helped arouse revolutionary fervor of colonists all over America.

Diagram showing where bodies fell, after a sketch by Paul Revere made at the time. (The Old State House is at the bottom.)

HM NumberHM1G9K
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330595 N 4691664
Decimal Degrees42.35880000, -71.05706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.528', W 71° 3.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 31.68" N, 71° 3' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-15 Devonshire St, Boston MA 02109, US
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