Mr. Jefferson had not the spirit of martyrdom. He would have introduced a flaming denunciation of slavery into the Declaration of Independence, but the discretion of his colleagues struck it out.
Bunker Hill Monument
- Marquis de Lafayette, visiting the U.S. in 1824, helps lay the cornerstone to the Monument.
With groundbreaking on 17 June 1825, fifty years after the event, an obelisk commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill and the fallen militia General, Dr. Joseph Warren. A statue of Colonel William Prescott, one of the battle leaders, stands in front.
Located across the street from the monument is the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum. It includes dioramas, murals, and artifacts, including a masonic apron belonging to Dr. Warren and the trowel used by Marquis de Lafayette for the groundbreaking.
Part of the Freedom Trail™.