Frank's Tour

Fiske Hill I

Fiske Hill I

The Fiske Homestead Site is the area around the house and property of Ebenezer Fiske. This was the scene of intense, close-quarter fighting, as British flankers tried to flush out the concealed ambushers. The Minute Man National Historical Park ends here, but the fighting continued on through Lexington, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge until the British reached Charlestown.

This particular hill is on the right side of Battle Road, whereas The Bluff was on the left, and it begins a very short distance after passing The Bluff. The Fiske Homestead itself is approximately mile further on down The Battle Road. The Colonists once again had the advantage of the high ground on this hill against the British soldiers retreating back to Boston down this roadway. It was here at Fiske Hill that Maj. John Pitcairn's horse was once again grazed by bullets ( it had been hit twice at the Battle of Lexington) and threw him from his saddle. The horse bolted into the Colonists' possession taking with it the Major's brace of pistols.


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