↑Sole Survivor: "Can you explain what the Minutemen are all about?" Preston Garvey: "We're citizen soldiers. The people of the Commonwealth banding together to protect ourselves and decide our own future." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen were formed over a century ago by ordinary people who simply wanted to defend their home, the Commonwealth, from any threat imaginable. Sadly, the group has fallen into disarray in recent years."
↑Fallout 4 loading screens: "Like the Minutemen of the Revolutionary era, the modern day Minutemen are dedicated to defending the people of Massachusetts, at a minute's notice."
↑Preston Garvey: "Well I'll be damned. It's the monument to the original Minutemen. I knew that was somewhere around Concord. That means this right here must be the Old North Bridge. Where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. I'd call that the best omen I've seen since we left Quincy." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen first rose to prominence in the year 2180, when they defended Diamond City against a horde of Super Mutant attackers."
↑Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: "Historians have noted the original name for this settlement was Fort Independence, but the people of the Commonwealth now refer to it simply as the Castle. This place has a long and storied history; it is one of the first forts in America and predates the Revolutionary War. In recent times, it served as the base of operations for the Minutemen as they attempted (and failed) to establish a Provisional government. In 2240, the Castle was partly destroyed by gigantic Mirelurk, and most of the Minutemen leadership died."
↑Sole Survivor: "Massacre of the CPG? What's that?" Nick Valentine: "The Commonwealth Provisional Government. Years back a group of settlements tried to get together and form a coalition. Every settlement with even a hint of clout sent representatives to try and hash out an agreement. Only the Institute sent a representative of their own, a Synth. The man killed every rep at the talks. The Commonwealth Provisional Government was over before it even got off the ground. I took up in town not long after. I was damn lucky they didn't just tell me to scram right then and there." (Nick Valentine's dialogue)
↑ 8.08.1Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen once made their headquarters in South Boston's Fort Independence, also known as "the Castle." That ended when a giant creature rose from the sea decades ago and laid it to waste."
↑SARGE: "Comparing intruders to known Minutemen roster." Ronnie Shaw: "Well I'll be. I would've never guessed the Sarge would still be down here. Don't worry, it's one of ours." (SARGE's dialogue)
↑Fallout 4 loading screens: "Fort Independence was named in 1797, at a ceremony presided over by President John Adams. Before then, it was known as Castle William, and then Fort Adams. Before its destruction in 2240, the fortification served as an apt headquarters for the Minutemen."
↑Ronnie Shaw: "That explains all the landmines. This is, well... was, General McGann. He had your job back when I first joined up. Must have gotten trapped down here when that sea beast attacked the Castle. He did manage to keep the armory secure. I'll give him that much. Rest in peace, general. Your fight is done and the Minutemen live on. No point in getting all sentimental about something that happened 40 years ago." (Ronnie Shaw's dialogue)
↑ 12.012.1Sole Survivor: "What was the Quincy Massacre?" Preston Garvey: "I thought everyone in the Commonwealth knew about that by now. Where the Minutemen betrayed each other, and the people they were supposed to protect. I was with Colonel Hollis's group. A mercenary group called the Gunners was attacking Quincy; the people there called for the Minutemen to help." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Preston Garvey: "The leader of the Minutemen has always held the rank of General." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Preston Garvey: "Our last leader was General Becker. After he died back in '82, nobody could agree on who should take his place." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Preston Garvey: "You're the best leader the Minutemen have had since General Becker was killed. I'm proud to call you a friend." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Preston Garvey: "You know, the politics and rivalries and bad blood between the different groups. I guess General Becker was able to keep a lid on it. Keep everyone more or less on the same team. But after he was killed, it all came out in the open. I couldn't believe it at first." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Preston Garvey: "Back before General Becker died, the Minutemen were a force to be reckoned with." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Libertalia terminal entries; Wire's terminal; April 2283: "Raiders. That's what they called us. And they're not wrong."..."General Becker would be sick if he saw us now. But he's dead. And we're alive."
↑Ronnie Shaw: "That's just sad. General Becker used to run the Minutemen. The last real leader we ever had. After he died, there wasn't anybody left with the guts and brains to pull things together. I'm talking about the gang of clowns that let the Minutemen fall apart. I didn't respect any of them, so I took a vacation." (Ronnie Shaw's dialogue)
↑Ronnie Shaw: "Yeah, I was. Back before Joe Becker got himself killed and the idiots took over." (Ronnie Shaw's dialogue)
↑Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Groups, Gangs, and Factions p. 37: "Minutemen" "The Minutemen were once a formidable and rather popular faction in the Commonwealth. Due to significant losses and internal squabbles, however, this people's militia has struggled to survive in recent years."
↑ 22.022.122.2Preston Garvey: "We were the only ones that came. The other groups... they just turned their backs. On us, and the folks in Quincy. Only a few of us got out alive. Colonel Hollis was dead. So I ended up in charge of the survivors. We never found a safe place to settle. One disaster after another... you saw how it ended, in Concord." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑ 23.023.1Quincy ruins terminal entries; Hollis' terminal, Status report
↑Preston Garvey: "When I turned 17, I joined up with Ezra Hollis's company. He was one of the good ones. Really believed in the old-time Minuteman way." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑ 25.025.1Quincy ruins terminal entries; Hollis' terminal, Setting up defenses
↑Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map p. 387: "QUINCY RUINS" "Due to some controversial zoning, the freeway was run right over the main street, near the buildings of this once-picturesque and historical settlement. John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and John Hancock were all born here. Currently, Gunners have taken over the Quincy ruins and a section of freeway that runs through the town. This was once a Minutemen stronghold until the arrival of the Gunners and a defection of one of the Minutemen's own."
↑Quincy ruins terminal entries; Sturges's terminal, Baker here
↑Preston Garvey: "Once the Gunners got up here, there was no way to defend the rest of Quincy. We gave the Gunners a hell of a fight, but we never really stood a chance. There were just too many of them and too few of us." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Ronnie Shaw: "Garvey? Oh yeah, I heard of him. Took over Hollis's group after the Quincy Massacre. One of the good ones." (Ronnie Shaw's dialogue)
↑ 32.032.1Preston Garvey: "Just folks lookin' for a new home. A fresh start. I've been with 'em since Quincy. Lexington looked good for a while, but the Ghouls drove us outta there." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Preston Garvey: "A month ago, there were 20 of us. Yesterday there were 8. Now, we're 5. First it was the Ghouls in Lexington. Now this mess." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Sole Survivor: "Minutemen? So now I'm traveling backward in time?" Preston Garvey: "Protect the people at a minute's notice. That was the idea. So I joined up, wanted to make a difference. And I did, but... things fell apart. Now it looks like I'm the last Minuteman left standing." (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
↑Settler: "The Minutemen? I heard about what happened in Quincy. Bad business, that." (Settler's dialogue)
↑Fallout 4 loading screens: "Radio Freedom is the radio station of the Minutemen, and allows them to broadcast alerts all across the Commonwealth from their headquarters in the Castle."