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General Glover gets a plaque at Fort Sewall

July 4, 2011

Colonel John Glover organizing the evacuation of General George Washington’s Army from Brooklyn. Courtesy of the Sons of the American Revolution.

It could be because his namesake reenactment regiment encamps there every year and they want it. It could be that the Town wants to honor him again. It could be that the Society of the Cincinnati provided a grant for the money. Probably the money. But whatever the reasons and rationale, General John Glover, the revolutionary hero from Marblehead who George Washington said “Without John Glover there would have been no American Revolution,” or words to that effect, will be remembered, again.

Generally, the 14th Continental, or Glover’s Regiment, encamps at Fort Sewall the weekend after the Fourth of July. This year there will be a ceremony to install and celebrate the new plaque. It will state, according to regiment captain, Larry Sands, that all the men who served in the revolution were heroes.” Glover is buried in Old Burial Hill, along with 600 revolutionary heroes. There is a plaque on his home in Glover Square and now visitors to Fort Sewall will be reminded of his career, the importance of Marblehead in the revolution, and the glorious history of the Town of Marblehead.

For more information on General Glover: click here

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