13. (3 soldiers) Thaddeus
According to the map, the
house would have been where School
Street meets Massachusetts
This site is at the base of Concord Hill. Wood Street currently
runs adjacent to the Fiske House. It is
possible that Wood street changed names
or was altered when the highway was put in.
There are no markers at this site or houses of this period.
Coburn (page 109-110):
"Near the foot of the westerly slope of
Concord Hill stood the home of Thaddeus Reed.1 He was one of Captain Parkerís company. After the British passed along the Americans
picked up three severely wounded soldiers and carried them into the house,
where they all died. They were buried
not far away, a few feet westerly of Wood Street, on the
northerly side of a stone wall still standing, and but a few rods from Battle Road. Their graves are unmarked and almost unknown.2
1 See Fosterís
2 The exact spot was pointed out to me by the
late Rev. Carlton A. Staples Sept.
11, 1900, who received his information, accompanied by a plan,
from H. M. Houghton"
14. (>1 soldiers) Ye Olde Burying Ground in Lexington.
There are parking lots at the back of The
First Parish Church, Unitarian-Universalist, and St. Brigidís Church located on
Harrington Road, not far from
Lexington green. Park at the back of the parking lot behind
the First Parish Church. The marker is towards the back but not far
from this parking lot. It faces
west. It is not very close to other
OF A BRITISH
ďDown the easterly slope of Concord
Hill they almost ran in more or less confusion and intense excitement. The Americans were actively keeping up their
firing, and so more Britons were killed and wounded, three of the latter so
severely that they were abandoned by their fellow soldiers, fell into the hands
of the Americans, and were taken into Buckman Tavern.1 One subsequently died and was buried with the
British slain in the old cemetery near by.
Their graves are unmarked.2
account. E. P. Bliss gives the number as
two in Lexington Historical Society, Proceedings, Vol. I, page 75.
2 E. P. Bliss in Lexington Historical
Society Proceedings, Vol. I, page 75."