Grave Sites

A grave stone with metal plaque inset sits off to the left side of a dirt road. Behind the stone is a thick tree line and a stone wall. A small wreath of red, white, and blue flowers sits atop the stone and a small British flag is planted at its base.
The Grave of British Soldiers Near The Nelson Farm

NPS Photo/Vinduska


"For Centuries Dead, Ye Are Not Lost"

~ James Russell Lowell


At its core, Minute Man National Historical Park is both a battlefield and graveyard. During the fighting on April 19, 1775, scores of colonial militia and British soldiers lost their lives along the Bay Road.

When the sun set on that horrific April evening, the dead lay strewn across the landscape while the dying filled private homes waiting for care. Eventually family members interred the slain militia at traditional burial grounds, while many British regulars were placed in shallow graves where they fell.


Across Minute Man we have marked at least seven gravesites where British soldiers came to rest some 3000 miles from their homes.

 
 

Graves of British Soldiers

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    Colonial Militia Graves

     

     

    A colonial participant on April 19, 1775. Chandler lived near the farm of Col. James Barrett. Fortunetely Chandler survived the American Revolution, however he perished of small pox in 1792.

    Last updated: April 24, 2021

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