The Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts: A Northern Factory Town's Perspective on the Civil War

The Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts: A Northern Factory Town's Perspective on the Civil War

by Jacqueline T. Lynch
     
 

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The three articles that comprise this book tell different stories about the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, which played an important role as an arms manufacturer during the American Civil War. Together, they make up a kind of composite of the Northern Civil War experience in the small, but dynamic, universe of a factory town. We meet Nathan P.… See more details below

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The three articles that comprise this book tell different stories about the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, which played an important role as an arms manufacturer during the American Civil War. Together, they make up a kind of composite of the Northern Civil War experience in the small, but dynamic, universe of a factory town. We meet Nathan P. Ames and James T. Ames, brothers who founded the firm, the younger burdened with the responsibility to continue the company after the tragic and grisly death of the older brother.

We meet two workers in the factory, one of whom, Charles Tracy, was a machinist who left his position to join the army, and came home without a leg-and was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was cared for by Clara Barton, and comforted by President Abraham Lincoln in the hospital ward. The other man, Melzar Mosman, just a boy of nineteen, worked in the foundry department of the factory, forging canon. He also left to join the army, but after the war would become celebrated for forging bronze statuary, including a number of Civil War monuments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492700746
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
10/04/2013
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline T. Lynch's novels, short stories, and non-fiction history books are available from many online shops as eBooks and in paperback. Several of her plays have been published and produced around the U.S., Canada, and one of which, Child's Play, was translated into Dutch and performed several times in the Netherlands. Her drama One Good Turn premiered as a winner of the 2011 Northern Kentucky University Y.E.S. Festival. Her one-act comedy In Memory of Trixie Gazelle was chosen as a winner in the 2010 Nor'Eastern Playwright's Showcase of the Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre in Rutland, Vermont. She has published articles and short fiction in regional and national publications, including the anthology 60 Seconds to Shine: 161 Monologues from Literature (Smith & Kraus, 2007), North & South, Civil War Magazine, History Magazine, and writes Another Old Movie Blog on classic films, and New England Travels blog on historical, cultural, and tourist attractions in New England.

She is currently working on a full-length book on the career of Melzar Mosman.

Website: www.JacquelineTLynch.com

Another Old Movie Blog: http://anotheroldmovieblog.blogspot.com

New England Travels: http://newenglandtravels.blogspot.com

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