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Chicopee in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Civil War Memorial

 
 
Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2012
1. Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Front
1861 Civil War 1865
The War Between the States
A family struggle that
reunited the nation
From Chicopee 931 men served
72 lost their lives while serving
their names are recorded on
two tablets at
the entrance of city hall


Back
A TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN HEROES
A HYMN BY WILLIAM VALENTINE 1871

When from afar, over mountain and vale, swift on the wings of the wind came a wail, precursor of evil, more grievous to come to ev'ry low cot and ev'ry proud home - When the guns at Fort Sumter in thunder-tones spoke, from lethargy strange the nation awoke, trusting looking to son and sire to lead her safe through the baptismal fire sacred commital - The nation's renown!
Foremost in struggle vie city and town. "Death to the Traitor!" the battle cry swells, "Death to the Traitor - to him who rebels!" - and while far and near, throughout the broad land, the sons of the North obey the command, our own honored town is prompt to respond, to aid in loosing of fetter and bond all honor be given to the seventy and two, who to themselves and country were true, who went from our mist - our glory and pride, - for bravely the fought, and bravely they died. Tablets of marble their names may enshrine in records of glory, line upon line, but better than
Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2012
2. Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker
marble, better than stone, our hearts shall retain the laurels they won. Tenderly treasure the names of the dead! Precious to all be the blood that they shed! Great though the sacrifice, great was the need; great was their victory, great be their meed. Honor the brave ones who righted the wrong! Honor the martyrs in deed and in song! Sing, sing aloud, ev'ry daughter and son! For you, yes, for you, was the victory won.
 
Location. 42° 8.854′ N, 72° 35.599′ W. Marker is in Chicopee, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Bonneville Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicopee MA 01013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Citizens of Chicopee Remember World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank J Szot Memorial Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka (approx. 0.2 miles away); Szot Memorial Park Fountain (approx. mile away); Cabotville Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicopee.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Chicopee Civil War Memorial detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
3. Chicopee Civil War Memorial detail
Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
4. Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker
Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
5. Chicopee Civil War Memorial Marker
Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
6. Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall
Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
7. Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall
Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
8. Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall
Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
9. Chicopee Civil War Memorial tablet at City Hall
Chicopee City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
10. Chicopee City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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