Procession of Civil War veterans

Image

VetsMarching.jpg

Title

Procession of Civil War veterans

Subject

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Veterans
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

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 followed a similar program for many years: speeches in the schools, speeches at various locations in area towns where the local Civil War veterans gathered en masse, a luncheon, and finally, a gathering of the veterans on the Amherst Common followed by a procession to the West Cemetery where there were more exercises. This photograph may have been taken in 1911, the 50-year anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

Creator

Kenfield, Charles R.

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

Circa 1911

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Folder: Kenfield -- Group portraits

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 9.5 in.

Citation

Kenfield, Charles R., “Procession of Civil War veterans,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/782.