22nd Massachusetts Celebrates Lincoln Day in Hingham

Posted by webguy on Monday 13 February 2012

22nd Massachusetts Celebrates Lincoln Day in Hingham

On Saturday the 4th of February, the 22nd Massachusetts participated in the annual celebration of Revolutionary War town hero Benjamin Lincoln and his descendant Abraham Lincoln. The 22nd MVI took part in a parade to the statue of President Lincoln at the town common and a commemoration at historic Old Ship Church. Following the ceremony, the 22nd MVI marched through the burial ground behind the church to the grave site of Governor John Albion Andrew where they fired a salute to the man responsible for seeing to Massachusetts' readiness for the coming unpleasantness of 1861. The 22nd MVI was represented by Captain Patrick Browne, First Sergeant Brad Kendall, Quartermaster Sergeant Rob O'Bryan, Corporals Bill Collins and David Peck, Privates Doug Lyons, Dan Blakie, Mike Reimer, John Patten, and Peter Lee; and Musicians Matt Patten, Keigan DeOliveira and Teddy Andrade. Civilians in attendance included Deb DiFranco and Jennifer Cotie-DeOliveira.


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