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Henderson Island - Latitude 24.22 S - Longitude 128.19 W

Major Pitcairn (the British officer on horseback)
in Battle with the American Militiamen at Lexington Green
Frieze in the United States Capitol Rotunda
An interesting footnote to the history of Pitcairn Island: The Island is named for Midshipman Robert Pitcairn, the son of Major John Pitcairn, the British Commander at the Battle of Lexington - the shot heard round the world incident, that saw the beginnings of the birth of the United States! It is a great irony that other revolutionaries, who also fought against British injustice, then populated this island: The Bounty Mutineers!

Major John Pitcairn 1722-1775
Contents of this Website
Captain Philip Carteret discovers Pitcairn's Island Major John Pitcairn 1722-1775 Major Pitcairn in Boston Battles of Lexington and Concord Battle of Bunker Hill
Buried at Old North Church British Documents about April 19, 1775 Longellow's famous poem of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere Project Gutenberg Etext of THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE TOWN Postage Stamps, Notes, Links, A Little Curiosity
Frank Collins' Virtual Tour of Battle Road
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