The Revolutionary War Memorial Park and monument were created by the Town of Andover during our country's Bicentennial Anniversary of the War of Independence in 1976. The Andover Militia answered the call to Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775 but arrived too late to engage the British. The Battle of Bunker Hill in Charlestown saw Andover's first casualties as five Militia Men died of wounds during engagement. A total of twenty two Andover men made the ultimate sacrifice for Independence and Liberty.
"He Fought The Fight, He Kept The Step,
Loyal, And Brave, And True.
For A Free Land He Paid The Price,
Comrades, That Day For You."
These word were written by local authoress and poet Annie Sawyer Downs.
|Place||Andover Center District|
|Historic District||Central Street NRH District|
|Historic Name||Revolutionary War Memorial|
|Present Use||Memorial Park|
|Original Use||Open space|
|Wall/Trim||Local Granite boulder/bronze plaque|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||flag pole and seating benches|
|Map and parcel||55-156|
|Recorded by||James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||April 15, 2017|