Friday, April 25, 2008

Prince Estabrook Memorial

Prince Estabrook Memorial
Buckman Tavern
One Bedford St.
Lexington, Mass.

On Patriot's Day, April 21, 2008, at 12 noon, members of the modern day Lexington Minute Men Company gathered in front of Buckman Tavern to dedicate a new memorial to one of their own -Prince Estabrook. Estabrook, a slave from Lexington, was with the Lexington Training Band on Lexington Green as they stood in defiance of the British Regulars on the morning of April 19, 1775. He was wounded in the resulting skirmish. Prince Estabrook is considered to be the first black soldier to fight for independence in the American Revolution. He was later given his own freedom in recognition for his service.

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