National Historic SiteThese heights, commanding the harbor and town of Boston on the south, were seized and fortified by troops of the Continental Army and local militia under General John Thomas on the night of March 4, 1776. By this arduous night's labor, and further strengthening of defenses, the position of the British troops under siege in the town became untenable. There followed the evacuation of Boston by the British under General Howe on March 17, 1776. This was the first great strategic success of the Americans in their War for Independence.
|Placed By||Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 331458 N 4688761|
|Decimal Degrees||42.33286667, -71.04575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 19.972', W 71° 2.745'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 19' 58.32" N, 71° 2' 44.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||508, 617, 774, 781, 857|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 95 G St, Boston MA 02127, US|
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