Thursday, January 24, 2013

HINGHAM CEMETERY, HINGHAM MA., 10APR 2012 PT2

The Hingham Cemetery contains the graves of some prominent figures in
the history of Massachusetts. One is Benjamin Lincoln, the Revolutionary War
general who accepted Lord Cornwallis' sword at the British surrender at
Yorktown.His grave is located directly behind the church but I wasn't aware
of it being there that day so I didn't get a picture of it.


There were however two other monuments I happened to take photos of
while I walking through the cemetery.


"John Davis Long
Born in Buckfield, Maine
October 27 1838

Died in Hingham, Massachusetts
Died August 28 1915

Governor of Massachusetts
     1880-1881-1882

Member of Congress
       1882-1888

      Secretary of 
The United States Navy
     1897-1902"

John Davis Long was Secretary of the Navy during the Spanish-American
War when America became a maritime power.

The second monument is this one of  John Albion Andrews, also governor
of Massachusetts from 1861 to 1866 during the Civil War. Gov. Andrews
was a strong Abolitionist, working with among others Frederick Douglass,
and gave the authorization for two regiments of volunteer African American
infantry, the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments.


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