Battle of Bunker Hill
Several Andover residents were killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill:
- Samuel Bailey
- William Haggett
- Joseph Chandler
- Philip Abbot
- Salem Poor
Two of the soldiers were Black, Salem Poor and Philip Abbot. Salem Poor was not a slave. He had purchased his freedom from John Roor, Jr. on November 4, 1771. He is credited for mortally wounding British Lieutenant Colonel James Abercrombie. A commemorative stamp was issued in honor of Salem Poor.
- Historical Sketches of Andover, by Sarah Loring Bailey, page 321-327 (974.45 Bai) .
- Andover in the American Revolution by Edward Moseley Harris, page 55 (R974.Har).
- "Salem Poor: A Brave and Gallant Soldier," National Historical Park Service Flyer, (images below).
- "Salem Poor (1743/44-1802: A Forgotten Hero of Bunker Hill Rediscovered", New England Ancestors, Fall 2007.
- "Salem Poor's heroism and disappointing life," Andover Townsman, February 7, 2013, p.11.
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