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Amh_Jeff_17590305.pdf
Letter from Jeffery Amherst to Lt. Col. John Bradstreet regarding construction of boats, hire and pay of laborers, and finance for military campaign, March 5, 1759. Several months later Amherst successfully captured Fort Ticonderoga on the Hudson…

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Military drill performance on the Massachusetts Agricultural College fields. Soldiers are lined up in rows.

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Letter to Mary Boltwood from her husband on the day before he says he is to set sail with a large contingent of soldiers, from Lake George to Ticonderoga.

Fort Ticonderoga controlled the route between the Hudson River Valley and Canada in the wars…

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View of the drill hall with three cannons on the lawn. From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock (1894): The drill Hall was erected in 1883, at an expenditure of $6500. The Armory, at the right of the entrance, contains the arms furnished by…

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Built in 1869, this structure housed the chemistry lab, a chapel, and a military hall and armory. It burned in September of 1922.

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View of the drill hall with one cannon on the lawn. From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock (1894): The drill Hall was erected in 1883, at an expenditure of $6500. The Armory, at the right of the entrance, contains the arms furnished by…

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View of the drill hall with three cannons on the lawn. From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock (1894): The drill Hall was erected in 1883, at an expenditure of $6500. The Armory, at the right of the entrance, contains the arms furnished by…

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Group of Massachusetts Agricultural College students in military drill formation around three cannons.

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Walter Mason Dickinson at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was the grandson of Marquis Fayette Dickinson and the only Amherst man to die in the Spanish-American War. He fell in the Battle of El Caney (Cuba) on July 1, 1898, which was a precursor to the Battle…

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Procession of Civil War veterans marching north on South Pleasant Street. They are preceded by a band and marshall and followed by a group of women or children and a group of carriages pulled by horses. This is probably a Memorial Day event which…

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Hand-colored portrait of Walter Mason Dickinson in uniform. He was the only Amherst man to die in the Spanish-American War in Cuba. According to a Springfield newspaper article, his remains were brought back to the United States by Ellery F.…

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Civil War veterans standing at attention on the east side of the Town Common. This is probably a Memorial Day event which followed a similar program for many years: speeches in the schools, speeches at various locations in area towns where the local…

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Members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship preparing to march along with the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people…

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Peace vigil which had been held for many years from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the Town Common since 1966.

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Marine Corps band which marched in the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people interested in balancing the…
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