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  • Tags: War Peace and Human Rights

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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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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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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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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…

Shays_Sargeant_letter_combined_resized.pdf
Dr. Erastus Sargeant writes to Major General William Shepard describing being captured by Shays' Regulators as they attack and loot the town of Stockbridge. They are defeated during a final bloody encounter with government militia at Sheffield, MA on…

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View of dilapidated Conkey's Tavern showing the lean-to which housed the kitchen in back. Excerpted from short history on back of photograph: "This historic tavern was built in 1758 by William Conkey, in the deep valley, midway between Pelham East…

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Front view of Conkey's Tavern in Pelham.

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Front and left-side view of dilapidated Conkey's Tavern showing the gently rolling hill it rests upon.

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Front view of dilapidated Conkey's Tavern in Pelham.

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

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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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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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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 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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Letter from William Boltwood to the Amherst Committee of Correspondence asking to be restored to public favor and endorsing measures taken by the Continental Congress.
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