4. William & Mary Raids
located near the intersection of Main Street
(NH1B) and Wentworth Street in New Castle, NH


"December 14-15, 1774, several hundred men overpowered the six-man British garrison at Castle William & Mary, now Fort Constitution, New Castle, and removed quantities of military supplies. These raids, set off by Paul Revere's ride to Portsmouth on December 13, were among the first overt acts of the American Revolution."

erected 1958

Fort Constitution was listed on the National Register in 1973.


Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Seacoast Region

Related Link:
The Capture of Fort William & Mary, December 14-15, 1774



All text and images on this website (c)2001 Mary Lizie/Robert Marville

Revised 7/4/2001