NH Road Marker Major John Simpson

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“Major John Simpson”

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“Major John Simpson”

Found at the junction of State Route 107/43 and Meeting House Hill Road in Deerfield, New Hampshire

Inscription: “Born in Deerfield and buried in Old Center Cemetery on road west, he gained fame by the unauthorized firing of the first shot at Bunker Hill while serving as a private in Captain Dearborn’s Company of Colonel Stark’s Regiment. Although reprimanded for this disobedience, he afterward served his country with honor.

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