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4.0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide to Boston's 2nd oldest Burying Ground
Copp's Hill Burying Ground is the second oldest cemetery in Boston, named for cobbler William Copp, who once owned the land: his children are buried at the hill's crest. Originally called the North Burying Ground, a British battery was stationed here during the occupation of Boston and was used to shell Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. All of this...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
A good book for a visit. Not much background though, but informative read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide to Boston's 2nd oldest Burying Ground, December 22, 2001
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This review is from: Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground Guide (Copp's Hill) (Paperback)
Copp's Hill Burying Ground is the second oldest cemetery in Boston, named for cobbler William Copp, who once owned the land: his children are buried at the hill's crest. Originally called the North Burying Ground, a British battery was stationed here during the occupation of Boston and was used to shell Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. All of this history is covered by Charles Chauncey Wells in this excellent guide, which also details the famous people buried here (such as Increase and Cotton Mather) as well as the early New England folk art carved into the tombstones. The current tombstone inventory lists those who served in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. This book includes a packet of maps of the burying ground, making it extremely user friendly for visitors to this historic site on the Boston Freedom Trail. There are obviously more famous patriots buried at the Granary Burying Ground (John Hancock, Samuel Adams, the Boston Massacre victims, etc.), but this guide will allow you to make the most of your visit to Copp's Hill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book, October 16, 2008
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This review is from: Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground Guide (Copp's Hill) (Paperback)
I bought this book because I wanted to find a specific grave of one of my ancestors. The maps and indices were really helpful, I found the stone. The general history and other information was not only educational, but a fun read as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good coverage of dying business, May 25, 2010
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This review is from: Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground Guide (Copp's Hill) (Paperback)
Being a descendent of William Copp and interested in the geneology of the Copp family, I had special interest in this book.
I found it factual and liked the human interest parts including ancient burial practices. Also the nearby Freedom Trail sites was useful to the average reader, I would expect.
Surprised I actually learned some more about the Copps and the early Bostonians.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Over The Hill, August 8, 2010
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This review is from: Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground Guide (Copp's Hill) (Paperback)
We purchased this book in advance of a geneaology trip to Boston. Family was known to be buried on Copp's Hill. Using the book and one of its maps as guides, we were pleased to find the family site. While the tomb was located exactly as indicated, unfortunately there were none of the headstones that were mentioned in the book.
Be prepared, so you know in advance that what the book indicates may no longer be the facts 'on the ground'.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, November 7, 2014
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A good book for a visit. Not much background though, but informative read.
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Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground Guide (Copp's Hill)
Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground Guide (Copp's Hill) by Charles Chauncey Wells (Paperback - Dec. 1998)
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