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John Pitcairn
Birth: Dec. 28, 1722
Dysart
Fife, Scotland
Death: Jun. 17, 1775
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

British Revolutionary War Marine Officer. He was second in command of the expedition to find and destroy military stores hidden in Concord, Massachusetts, on April 18/19, 1775. This expedition met and exchanged fire with American militia at Lexington Green and later at the North Bridge in Concord, thus starting the American Revolution. At the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, he was fatally wounded while bravely leading the Marines on a charge to take the American redoubt. He was buried under Old North Church in Boston. After the war, his widow requested that his body be shipped back to London for burial. However, the wrong body was sent and so the Major remains below Old North Church. (bio by: Eric Thomsen) 
 
Burial:
Christ Church Cemetery
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Crypt 20
 
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Originally Created by: Eric Thomsen
Record added: Aug 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7810814
John Pitcairn
Added by: George Seitz
 
John Pitcairn
Added by: John Warnke
 
John Pitcairn
Added by: John Warnke
 
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From one veteran to another spanning over two centuries and although we would have been on opposing sides; you gave honorable service to our King and your country. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 17, 2016

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