Here Was The Citadel

Another marker of the Revolution, this one sits on top of Prospect Hill in Somerville, a few steps from America's First Flag.


 Prospect Hill, Somerville, Citadel Marker - January 3, 2012

This one is hard to read. It says:
ON THIS HILL
THE UNION FLAG WITH ITS THIRTEEN STRIPES
THE EMBLEM OF THE UNITED COLONIES
FIRST BADE DEFIANCE TO AN ENEMY
JANUARY 1, 1776
- - - - -
HERE WAS THE CITADEL
THE MOST FORMIDABLE WORK IN THE
AMERICAN LINES
DURING THE SIEGE OF BOSTON
JUNE 17, 1775 TO MARCH 17, 1776



Here is the marker in a larger context. Today it sits in front of a children's park and a basketball court atop of Prospect Hill.







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