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Boston Massacre Shirt — On the 250th Anniversary from The History List Store
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Boston Massacre Shirt — On the 250th Anniversary

Regular price $ 24.95

Update February 5: We are no longer accepting advance orders for this shirt. Thanks to all the folks who have placed orders.


I developed this in the early days of The History List Store.  I also like the design. It's not the same illustration with four coffins that you see everywhere.

It was a tragic event that never should have happened. 

Eight soldiers, one officer, and four civilians were arrested and charged with murder. They were defended by John Adams. Six of the soldiers were acquitted; the other two were convicted of manslaughter and given reduced sentences. The men found guilty of manslaughter were sentenced to branding on their hand. You'll find more historical background below.

—  Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp


The shirt: A super soft 4.3 ounce t-shirt from Next Level that is 60% cotton / 40% polyester jersey and that has been pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. If you have never worn a high-quality poly-cotton shirt before, you’ll want to read this first

Click on the "See size chart" button below to view the measurements before you select your size.

Care tip: You can throw these in the drier, but to get maximum life with no pilling, hang to dry.

Shipping: $4.95, regardless of the number of shirts you order, so order one and all the rest ship for free.

If your order includes additional items, please indicate in the comment section of the order form whether you want the items that are in-stock shipped immediately.

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The historic event behind the design

Recognizing the four men who died following the clash on March 5, 1770 and were memorialized in Paul Revere’s engraving of coffins published on March 12: Rope maker Samuel Gray, mariner James Caldwell, and stevedore Crispus Attucks were killed.   Seventeen-year old apprentice ivory turner Samuel Maverick died the following morning.  He had been near the rear of the crowd and was struck by a ricocheting musket ball.
To the four in the original engraving we have added two more coffins: One for Patrick Carr, an Irish Immigrant who died two weeks later, and the other for Christopher Monk, an apprentice who was seriously wounded. He was crippled and died in 1780, his premature death attributed to his injuries a decade earlier.





Sources: The Library of Congress; The Boston Massacre by Dr. Bob Allison; and, Wikipedia.

 


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Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 17 27 9
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 23.5 31 10
2XL 25 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5
4XL 30 34 10.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Short-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 38 28 9.25
Medium 41 29 9.5
Large 44 30 9.75
XL 47 31 10
2XL 50 32 10.25
3XL 56 33 10.5

 Long-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length
Small 38 28
Medium 41 29
Large 44 30
XL 48 31
2XL 52 32

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 20 26.5 24.38
Medium 22 27.5 24.63
Large 24 28.5 24.25
XL 26 29.5 24
2XL 28 30 23.75
3XL 30 30.5 23.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 15.75 26.5 6.38
Medium 16.75 27 6.63
Large 17.75 27.5 6.88
XL 19.25 28 7.13
2XL 20.75 28.5 7.38

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 15.6 26.5
Small 16.1 26.75
Medium 17.25 27.25
Large 18.38 27.88
XL 19.88 28.5
2XL 21.38 29.13

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 24 31 10
2XL 26 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 14 19 6.5
Small 15.5 20.5 6.75
Medium 17 22 7
Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
XL 20 25 7.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 18 28 8.13
Medium 20 29 8.38
Large 22 30 8.63
XL 24 31 8.88
2XL 26 33 9.63
3XL 28 34 10.13
4XL 30 35 10.63
5XL 32 36 11.13
6XL 34 37 9.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 12.5 23.5
Small 13.5 24
Medium 15.5 25
Large 17.5 26
XL 19.5 27
2XL 21.5 28

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 16.5 26.5 24.625
Medium 17.5 27 25
Large 18.5 27.5 25.375
XL 20 28 25.75
2XL 21.5 28.5 26.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 11.5 19 3.75
Small 12.5 20 4
Medium 13.5 21 4.25
Large 15 23 4.5
XL 16.5 25 4.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.