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Battle of Grape Island Commemoration Day

may, 2019

19may1:00 pm- 3:00 pmBattle of Grape Island Commemoration DayRe-Enactment of an Early Revolutionary War Encounter

Event Details

In 1775, as British naval forces began to increase in number and provision themselves from farms on the Boston Harbor Islands, the Hingham militia readied itself for a possible invasion of the town from the sea. On Sunday morning, May 21, 1775, a small British force landed on Grape Island and began loading their boats with hay and livestock obtained from the farm of Hingham Loyalist Elisha Leavitt. The Hingham militia exchanged fire with the British and drove them from Grape Island.

The “Battle of Grape Island” was the start of a “provisions war” in Boston Harbor and a signal event in the early Revolution.

Please join us as we commemorate the Battle of Grape Island. The Hingham militia and his Majesty’s First Regiment of Foot will re-enact the battle, and there will be fun and refreshments for all.

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Hingham Harbor Bandstand

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