Frank's Tour

The Bluff I

The Bluff I

The Bluff is at the intersection of "Battle Road" and a subsequent road added to the right, and now called route 2A. Battle road itself went left around The Bluff and proceeded to the Fiske House about 1/2 mile further down what is now Old Mass Avenue.

The Bluff itself is a small rocky hill along the Battle Road. It presented a significant obstacle to the British while it was held by the Colonials. The British column appeared to be trapped here. The Colonists were able to maintain this high ground, firing down upon the soldiers, and inflicting significant casualties for some period of time until Major Pitcairn sent a detachment to occupy the high ground while the column moved past and reformed.. The steepness, and lack of a clean military approach to the top, can be seen in this photograph.


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