(2 soldiers)Base of the bluff,
before Fiske’s Hill. There is a marker
next to the parking lot at the junction of Old
Massachusetts Avenue and 2A (Massachusetts
Avenue).There is another marker describing the fight at this site.
The bluff is to the rear and right of the picture.
NEAR HERE IS
“A little way from the bluff, over the
wall on the opposite side of the road and in a southerly direction, are the
graves of two.No memorial stone marks
the exact spot, and even the mounds, too, have long since dissolved away.2
2Statement to me by
the late Reverend Carlton A. Staples.”
11. (1 Soldier) On Fiske's Hill There is a trail that leads from
the parking lot at the base of the bluff up to the top of Fiske Hill.This may be the old road bed.At the top, there is a meadow with a rock
wall along the far side.The trail then
leads down a hill to the Fiske house.The “new” road may be the current Old
Massachusetts Avenue, which runs to the north.
“The contending forces were now
climbing Fiske Hill, about sixty feet higher than the bluff.3The road at that time passed higher up than
at present, and near the summit fighting was more severe again.One Briton at least fell there and was buried
in the little strip of ground between the old and new road.A heap of small stones once marked the spot,
but they have disappeared.4
4 Statement of H.M.
Houghton to the Rev. Carlton A. Staples, who so informed me.Mr. Houghton lived in that vicinity during
his boyhood and furnished a roughly sketched plan to Mr. Staples.”