It was a real pleasure answering your question. It was not only a very exciting
research but increased my knowledge of the earliest revolutionary battle.
First, let us focus on the main question. Where is the location of Moulton's
My research has revealed that the Moulton's point where the British
troops landed is the area of the now extinct Charleston Naval Shipyard
located in Historic Boston National Park (near OR on where your condo
apartment building is located). According to the most detailed account of
Bunker Hill battle at Rochester Polytechnic Institute's ROTC, Department of
Military, "The Charlestown Naval Shipyards stand on the spot where the British
debarked their transports for the assaults on the Breed's Hill redoubt........
On the spot where Moulton's Point once stood, the Charlestown Naval
Shipyards stand where the British landed to assault the redoubt." Please refer
According to Charleston Business Association, "The US Navy opened a yard at
Moulton's Point in 1800 and was one of Charlestown's top employers for more
than 150 years." Refer to http://www.charlestownbusiness.com/history.html
According to Charlestown Online website, "In 1800 United States Navy opened
a Navy Yard at Moulton's point." Please refer to:
According to another website about Boston, "In 1800 the United States Navy
constructs one of the United States first shipyards at Moulton's point.
Another very authentic proof of the current location of the Moulton's point
is that the name Moulton's point is associated with the first shipbuilder in
America, Robert Moulton. He erected the very first shipyard at the site which
later was developed as a Naval Shipyard. Please refer to:
To further authenticate the location of the Moulton's point, it should be
noticed that there were four large hills of prominent importance to the
troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The location of the four hills can be
described as: Bunker Hill (West end of the peninsula), Breed's Hill (Middle
of the Peninsula), School Hill (southeast of the peninsula) and finally
Moulton Hill (Northeast corner of the peninsula). We can safely assume from
the historic maps and these descriptions that the site of the Naval shipyard
is indeed on OR near Moulton's Point, hence Moulton Hill.
For a description of locations, please refer to:
The following websites may furhter illustrate my point:
Charlstown Navy Yard
Historic Boston National Park
Account of Battle
It should also be noticed here that the actual battle was fought on the
Breed's Hill instead of the higher Bunker Hill. Somehow, the name Bunker
Hill stuck. Please refer to:
Yes, the map of boston has changed overtimes but it shouldn't prevent us
from concluding our point. Let us look at the historic as well as modern maps
of Charlestown and the battle:
MAPS OF BOSTON FROM 1700's
Come to the second part. Following are some useful links to your desired
Charlestown Navy Yard
Plaese note that using the follwoing keywords on Google may have further
useful information. At least, it was my search criteria:
'Charlestown Navy Yard'
'Battle of Bunker Hill'
I hope the information will help you. Please clarify, if you are not
satisfied. I will be highly obliged to serve your needs.