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 Crispus Attucks

Crispus Attucks

Birth
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Mar 1770 (aged 46–47)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6110034 · View Source
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Boston Massacre Victim. All that is definitely known about him concerns the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Toward evening that day, a crowd of colonists gathered and began taunting a small group of British soliders. Tension mounted rapidly, and when one of the soldiers was struck the others fired their muskets, killing three of the Americans instantly and mortally wounding two others. Crispus Attucks was the first to fall, thus becoming one the first men to lose his life in the cause of American independence. His body was carried to Faneuil Hall, where it lay in state until March 8, when all five victims were buried in a common grave. He was the only victim of the Boston Massacre whose name was widely remembered. In 1888 the Crispus Attucks monument was unveiled in the Boston Common.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6110034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Crispus Attucks (1723–5 Mar 1770), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6110034, citing Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .