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He was killed in the "Boston Massacre," March 5, 1770. A total of five men were killed at that "event." Four died at the site, one died several days later. MrV 11 days before the Bostom Massacre, 12 Year old Christopher Snider. Below are the facts and the headstone engraving. Also buried at the Old Granary Burial Ground is Christopher Snider, a 12-year-old boy who may be considered the first martyr of the American Revolution. Christopher was shot to death by Ebenezer Richardson, a Loyalist informer, eleven days before the Boston Massacre, which claimed the lives of Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell,and Patrick Carr, all of whom were laid to rest in the Granary Burial Ground. While only five people were actually killed during the Boston Massacre, it marked the beginning of the end of British rule over the American colonies. Christopher Snider was buried with the victims of the Boston Massacre, and they share a headstone. A velvet pall was placed on Snider's coffin, which read: The serpent is lurking in the grass.

The fatal dart is thorwn.

Innocence is nowhere safe. The headstone commemorating the burial place of the victims of the Boston Massacre, including Christopher Snider, who died five days previous, reads as follows: The Remains of

Samuel Gray

Samuel Maverick

James Caldwell

and

Patrick Carr

Victims of the Boston Massacre

March 5th, 1770

Were here interred by order of the

Town of Boston Here also lies buried the body of

Christopher Snider

Aged 12 years,

Killed February 22nd, 1770.

The innocent, first victim of the

struggles between the Colonists and

the Crown, which resulted in

INDEPENDENCE.

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