Feb. 26, 1775Here, in defiance of King George III, local minutemen hid 17 cannons, and were confronted by 300 British troops under command of Colonel Leslie. The Redcoats were routed, with only Joseph Whicher of Salem being wounded. This was the first open resistance to the King by the colonials, and the first blood shed in America's war for independence.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 343916 N 4709948|
|Decimal Degrees||42.52616667, -70.90036667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 31.57', W 70° 54.022'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 31' 34.20" N, 70° 54' 1.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||978, 781, 617|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1296 Ottumwa Rd, Salem MA 01970, US|
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