Memorializing the Revolution


A bronze plaque, installed in 1909 in West Springfield

This West Springfield plaque marks the place where Hessian POWs taken prisoner at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 encamped on their way to Boston.


A fragment of a battlefield flag taken as a souvenir

This eight-point red star on homespun white linen comes from a flag once owned by Colonel Hugh Maxwell of Charlemont. Maxwell most likely kept this scrap of fabric as a remembrance of his experiences in the War.

Memorializing the Revolution