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POCOMTUCK HOTEL
CHARLES O. PHILLIPS.

Deerfield, Mass., Sept. 4. 1867

Committee of Arrangements.

 

To Union Battery.

Dr.

   

For 50 cartridges @ 65

$32.50

" 1 man 2 days @ 3oo

6.00

" 2 men 1 day @ 3oo each

6.00

" Freight on Gun & R.R. Fare 3 men

 

Spgfd to Deerfield & Return

10.00

 

$54.50

Less Amt paid by S. R. Phillips

10.00

 

$44.50


Paid Union Battery.
By S. R. Phillips.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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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.

 

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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


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See Also...

"Firing the Cannon"

"Deerfield Street"- Rebuttal on Monuments

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


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