Memorial Hall - Lee, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 18.305 W 073° 14.942
18T E 644318 N 4685134
Quick Description: Memorial Hall is located at 32 Main Street, Lee, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2015 1:38:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMP7DC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Memorial Hall was erected by the Town of Lee to honor 38 of its citizens who died while in service with the Union Army during the Civil War. The Italinate building was designed by A.D. Munyon, B. C Munyon nd Charles T. Rathbun. The building was dedicated May 30, 1874 and currently houses the town offices.

On the southwest corner of the building is the dedication:

ERECTED
BY THE TOWN OF
LEE
IN HONOR OF
THE MARTYRS
WHO FELL
AND THE HEROES
WHO FOUGHT
IN DEFENCE
OF LIBERTY
AND UNION

On the second floor in a narrow corridor there is a display of three panels inscribed with the names, regiment, place of death, date and age of 38 soldiers who died during the Civil War. The center tablet contains the dedication:

THE TOWN OF LEE
Erects
This Hall of Honor
Of her Sons
Who Fell Representing Her
In Defence Of the Nation
In The War of The Rebellion
1861 1865
And Inscribes Their Names
Upon These Tablets

HENRY M. EVANS
ASHER I. LIVINGSTON
JOHN H. MERRILL
PATRICK KEILLEY
JOHN R. CLAFIN
HIRAM SHEFFIELD
EDWIN A. JACKSON
THOMAS J. TARMEY
EDGAR H. COMBS
GEORGE H. BENEDICT
HUGH DOLAN
HERVEY FISHER

HENRY A. GIFFORD
DENNIS McDONOUGH
WILLIAM ROSS
LYMAN INGRAM
THOMAS BURNICK
HORACE LEMLEY
JOHN HARRINGTON
LEWIS W. SPAFFORD
GEORGE F. PHINNEY
EDWARD W. COOPE
FRANKLIN W. PEASE
MICHAEL KEYES
QUINTON F. BLISS
WILLIAM H. HENDERSON

CHARLES W. FREEMAN
WILLIAM FOLEY
EUGENE L. INGERSOLL
HENRY L. BEACH
JOHN M. TULLER
AARON SPENCER
HENRY F. BURGHARDT
GEORGE M. PELL
HENRY A. COLLINS
JAMES S. STEDMAN
EGBERT J. JAQUINS
JAMES RICHARDS

Aaron Spencer, Henry F. Burghardt, and George M. Pell were members of the famous Massachusetts 54th Regiment.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1874

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Lee

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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