First Armed Resistance

First Armed Resistance (HMWO8)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
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N 42° 31.49', W 70° 53.983'

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Leslie's Retreat

In the revolution the first armed resistance to the Royal authority was made at this bridge 26 Feb. 1775 by the people of Salem. The advance of 300 British troops, led by Lt. Col. Leslie and sent by Gen. Gage to seize munitions of war, was here arrested.
HM NumberHMWO8
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 343966 N 4709799
Decimal Degrees42.52483333, -70.89971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.49', W 70° 53.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 29.40" N, 70° 53' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Commercial St, Salem MA 01970, US
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