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Four Citizens Shot and Killed in Cambridge, MA

• http://www.dailypaul.com, by Michael Nystrom
 As you know, I am documenting some of the landmarks of the American Revolution that are common but often ignored sites around Boston. This one is new to me - I saw it for the first time this week when I stopped to get a haircut in North Cambridge. It is a timely reminder that governments can and do kill their own citizens. This is the reason the right of citizens to to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our Constitution.
 
AT THIS PLACE
APRIL 19, 1775
FOUR CITIZENS WERE KILLED
BY BRITISH SOLDIERS
RETREATING FROM LEXINGTON
- - -

ERECTED BY THE CITY
1830
NAMES OF THOSE KILLED
ISAAC GARDINER, WILLIAM MARCY
JOHN HICKS, MOSES RICHARDSON

Here is the monument in its current context. It sits on the curb of at 2154 Massachusetts Avenue, the old Battle Road which runs from downtown Boston all the way to Lexington and Concord.

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