15.(2 soldiers) Two
soldiers killed with baggage train.
site may be the valley behind 41 Academy
Street (see below).This site is just west of Arlington cemetery and
is surrounded by houses.There is a deep
ravine located in the center of this group of houses.
is the backyard of the house at 41 Academy
Street.The wall defines the edge of a deep ravine that is to the left in both
of the pictures.
of the soldiers killed was a Lieutenant who had come out with the convoy for
recreation and to view the country.Presumably, this was Lieutenant Knight of the 4th Regiment
Samuel Smith (page 30):
“It was probably the officer of this
convoy who was seen dead just behind the old Adams house; they
knew it was an officer, they said, for his “buttons were all quarters of a
dead horses were dragged over to the field just this side of Spring valley at the side
of Spy Pond.The bones were visible for
Somerville Avenue, junction with school
street).The cemetery is chained
shut.The site is in the far corner near
This is the back of the cemetery as taken from the adjacent Market Basket parking lot. The soldier’s grave would be in the far back corner.
“A Brief Guide to MilkRowCemetery, Somerville, Massachusetts”:
“A British soldier, killed during the
Battle of Milk Row on April 19,
1775.The bones, found
elsewhere c1850, were buried by Osgood Dane in the lower part of the cemetery
near the end of the line of tombs.While
later building a wall there, Mr. Dane found the bones and reburied them.
(approximate location, no marker)”