icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

In March 1866, several people of Deerfield, Massachusetts, formed a committee to put up a statue to those who had served and lost their lives in the Civil War. Within 18 months the statue was completed at a cost of just over $3,000. On September 4, 1867, a series of poems, prayers, and speeches was part of the official unveiling of the statue. The Union Battery of Springfield, Massachusetts, fired their cannon a number of times to mark the serious event. The bill for paying the Battery was written on the writing paper of the largest hotel in town by Smith R. Phillips (b. 1837), brother of the hotel's owner.


top of page

Union Battery Invoice for Cannon and Expenses

creator   Smith R. Phillips
date   Sep 4, 1867
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   7.75"
height   9.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Invoice
accession #   #L00.043

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

"Firing the Cannon"

"Deerfield Street"- Rebuttal on Monuments

"Order of Exercises at the Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, Deerfield Mass."

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback