The Menotomy Minutemen

The Menotomy Minutemen The present day Menotomy Minutemen organized in 1971 to "perpetuate the memory and achievements" of their town's Minutemen in 1775.

Operating as usual

Arlington Historical Society & Jason Russell House
08/14/2020

Arlington Historical Society & Jason Russell House

Exciting project happening right now - Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. is performing Ground Penetrating Radar at the Old Burying Ground. The project area is along the stone wall east of the obelisk, on the other side of Peg Spengler Way. This is an important part of an upcoming Community Preservation Act Grant to restore the wall. The remarkable technology will help to understand what is below the ground without disturbing it, including potentially unmarked graves or graves which have lost their markers over time.

Shown are representatives from GSSI, Board President George Parsons, and Jim Feeney from Town of Arlington Facilities Department. Feeney is overseeing the project for the Town of Arlington.

For more information on GSSI, visit https://www.geophysical.com/

#MemorialDay #Patriots Old Burial Ground in Arlington at the site for the men from Menotomy, Needham, Lynn, and Salem wh...
05/25/2020

#MemorialDay #Patriots Old Burial Ground in Arlington at the site for the men from Menotomy, Needham, Lynn, and Salem who died defending Menotomy on April 19, 1775.

Minute Man National Historical Park
04/21/2020

Minute Man National Historical Park

Revolution in Real Time, 5:00 p.m. Bitter fighting in Menotomy (Arlington) and the Jason Russell House

The fighting along the Battle Road grew more and more grim as the column entered more thickly settled areas. One British officer described it as "one continuous village." The fighting was house to house. The home of Jason Russell in particular became a scene of horror as Mr. Russell, 58 years old and lame, refused to be driven from his home. Other men from Danvers and Needham may have also barricaded themselves in his orchard, only to then suffer several killed and wounded by British flankers who came in behind their position. Jason Russell himself was also killed and bayoneted multiple times. Other men, including some from Beverly, managed to make it into the cellar of the home and were able to defend themselves. Mrs. Russell later discovered the body of her husband and 11 others in one room of the house with the blood ankle deep.

The scars of that brutal episode can still be seen throughout the house. The house is owned and operated by Arlington Historical Society & Jason Russell House
Photos courtesy of Joel Bohy

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Minute Man National Historical Park
04/21/2020

Minute Man National Historical Park

Revolution in Real Time, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Menotomy (continued)

The bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Lexington and Concord was actually in Menotomy. Nearly 40 out of 73 British soldiers who died that day were killed in Menotomy, and 25 out of 49 colonists killed. Colonial forces in that area swelled to nearly 4,000 men as companies and regiments from Essex County joined other arriving from Needham and Dedham. That, combined with a more densely built environment meant the fighting was no longer at distance but very close quarters.

It was here that 80 year old Samuel Whittemore, heavily armed with musket, pistols and sword, attacked the British column and was subsequently shot and bayoneted multiple times. He died... at the age of 98!

It was also here that two rather unwise non-combatants, Jason Winship and Jabez Wyman, lingered too long over their drinks at Cooper's Tavern and were killed. A deposition of Benjamin and Rachel Cooper said the two were "“most barbarously and inhumanely murdered… being stabbed through in many places, their heads mauled, skulls broke, and their brains beat out on the floor and walls of the house.”

Mercifully for all, the column was not far now from Boston. With sunlight fading, the battle would soon end.

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This month we have the Community Table at Robbins Library. Stop by and take a look.
02/05/2020

This month we have the Community Table at Robbins Library. Stop by and take a look.

Our next muster (meeting) is December 11th at 7:30 PM at the Jason Russell House in Arlington (formerly known as Menotom...
09/30/2019
Menotomy Minutemen Company Meeting

Our next muster (meeting) is December 11th at 7:30 PM at the Jason Russell House in Arlington (formerly known as Menotomy). Please note that the meeting dates could change, so please email or message us to confirm the date/time. As of this time the meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.
Open to any one interested in learning more about us.

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Mar. 5 1770: The Boston Massacre (engraving shown): British Regulars fired into a crowd in Boston, Massachusettshttps://...
03/05/2019
Boston Massacre - Wikipedia

Mar. 5 1770: The Boston Massacre (engraving shown): British Regulars fired into a crowd in Boston, Massachusetts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre

The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British,[2] was a confrontation on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers shot and killed several people while under harassment by a mob. It was heavily publicized by leading Patriots, such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, to en...

01/05/2019

Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday January 9th at 7:30 PM, Jason Russel House. Meeting is open to all, so stop by and say hi.

06/06/2018

Our next meeting (aka muster) is this Wednesday night (7:30) at the Jason Russel House. Stop by and find out what we do.

05/27/2018

Please join us in honoring and remembering our fallen military service members at Arlington's Memorial Day ceremony, 9:30 AM in the Auditorium of the town hall. The town hall will officially be open to the public at 9:00. The keynote speaker will be Marine Corps LTCOL Michael Strobl.

Arlington Historical Society & Jason Russell House
04/20/2018

Arlington Historical Society & Jason Russell House

It's a cold and rainy day here in Arlington but we thought you might appreciate this view of the Old Burying Ground. An anonymous Jason Russell House descendant found fit to honor his/her ancestor and his neighbors who were lost on April 19, 1775.

04/18/2018

Battle at Jason Russell House. The bloodiest mile was from the foot of the rocks to town (Menotomy/Arlington) center.

Battle at Jason Russell House 2018
04/18/2018

Battle at Jason Russell House 2018

Boarding the Regulars before the battle
04/15/2018

Boarding the Regulars before the battle

02/04/2018
Menotomy Midwinter Madness Jam

Menotomy Midwinter Madness Jam

Hello all! Don't forget that Midwinter Madness is a week after the Super Bowl! Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018!
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Knights of Columbus, Winslow Street in Arlington, Massachusetts

There will be a raffle, tasty snacks, plus, of course, a jam session. Join us!

12/17/2017
Boston.com

Boston.com

We’re live from the Boston Tea Party Reenactment, which is celebrating the 244th anniversary of one of Boston’s most iconic, historic events.

09/12/2017

Our next meeting is 7:30 PM Wednesday night at the Jason Russel House. Stop by and learn more about what we are about.

New England's Road to Revolution
07/22/2017
New England's Road to Revolution

New England's Road to Revolution

It was fun during the parade or event. But now comes the harsh reality. When we get home, its time to clean our Muskets!

New England's Road to Revolution
04/29/2017

New England's Road to Revolution

Photo #1 - But Officers, I, I, I, I, swear in the King's name, I can explain everything. I had nothing to do with the looting and setting houses on fire. Its those colonial rebels trying to make us look bad again. Photo #2 - Here we go, Jim's got himself in trouble again. I'd better go find some bail money.

Timeline Photos
04/23/2017

Timeline Photos

04/23/2017

Flag raising at town hall and old burial ground ceremony starting soon

Bedford Liberty Pole Capping...
04/13/2017

Bedford Liberty Pole Capping...

03/08/2017

Our next monthly meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday the 8th) at the Jason Russell House, 7:30 PM. Open to all so drop by if interested.

02/08/2017

This Sunday, Feb 12, Menotomy Music will be hosting a Mid-Winter Madness at the Knight of Columbus in Arlington Center from 1 to 5 PM. It is a party with a jam session of Fife and Drums. We break in the middle to raffle off the donated items.

12/14/2016

Interested in what the Menotomy Minuteman do or want to learn more about the history of Menotomy (now known as Arlington). Our monthly muster is tomorrow at Jason Russell House, 7:30 pm.

11/10/2016

We are marching in a short parade on Veteran's Day starting at the east Walgreens on Mass Ave at 10:30 then heading to Monument Park next to the central fire station down Mass Ave.

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I think it is cancelled,I would think in Mass??