25. Major John Simpson
located on NH 107 and 43, at Meetingbouse Hill Road, .6 mile
south of the junction of NH 107 and NH 43 in Deerfield, NH

 "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 after-ward served his country with honor."

erected 1964

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