Home of Benjamin Locke. Captain of the Menotomy Minutemen. April 19 1775
This is the house of Benjamin Locke, he was the captain of the Menotomy
Minutemen. They British passed his house while marching to Lexington.
This marker (though you cannot see it in the picture) has an eight on it which means that it is eight miles away from Boston.
The marker says "Near this spot at early dawn on the 19th of April 1775
Benjamin Wellington, a minutman, was surprised by British scouts and
disarmed. With undaunted courage, he borrowed another gun and hastened
to join his comrades on Lexington green. He also served his country at
White Plains and Saratoga. The first armed man taken in the Revolution."
This marker is on the lawn of the Sacred Heart near 2001 Mass Ave.
General Gage sent orders to Lord
Percy to start out from Boston with a relief force as soon as possible,
but with a blunder in relaying orders, Lord Percy did not set out until