Wednesday, January 11, 2012
"A Hill Too Dearly Bought"
Breeds Hill in Charlestown, is the site of the Bunker Hill Monument where the first battle of the American Revolutionary War took place. The 220 foot obelisk was the first and tallest to be built in America. Architect Solomon Willard designed the monument and had a railroad built to haul the Quincy granite to a barge which took it to Charlestown for assembly.
Daniel Webster spoke at the commemoration, asserting that the “monument stands a memorial of the past, a monitor to the present, and to all succeeding generations.”