Chicopee in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Civil War Memorial
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
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
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. ¼ mile away); Cabotville Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicopee.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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