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Pittsfield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Henry Shaw Briggs

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. Henry Shaw Briggs Marker
Inscription.
Henry Shaw Briggs
A Leader of Brave Men
Born in Lanesboro August 1, 1824
Son of Governor George Nixon Briggs
Graduated Williams College 1844
Harvard Law School 1848
Captain of Pittsfield Guards 1855
Captain of Allen Guards 1861
Responded April 18, 1861
To Lincolnís First Call for Troops
Colonel of 10th. Mass. Volunteer Infantry
A Regiment
Disciplined by His Training
Inspired by His Example
Mustered into United States Service
June 21, 1861
Served with Honor In
Twenty Battles of the Civil War 1861-64
Brigadier General July 27, 1862
Died, Pittsfield, September 23, 1887
“Pale Glory Walks by Valorís Bier”

 
Location. 42° 26.874′ N, 73° 15.165′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and North Street (Route 9), on the right when traveling east on East Street. Click for map. Located in front of Berkshire County Superior Court Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 East Street, Pittsfield MA 01201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peace Party House (here, next to this marker); Splitter
Henry Shaw Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. Henry Shaw Briggs Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Elkanah Watson (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pittsfield Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); First Agricultural Fair (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Shaw Briggs on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 10, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Henry Shaw Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
3. Henry Shaw Briggs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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