Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Benjamin Chamberlin

Benjamin Chamberlin, 1778, Pepperell, MA
THIS MONUMENT
Is Erected in Memory of
Mr. Benjamin Chamberlin
who departed this Life
in the Continental Army
at Valleyforge in the
year 1778; In ye 17th
year of his Age.
He was ye Son of Mr. Phineas Chamberlin
and Mrs. Lydia his wife.

2 comments:

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

I love this stone! I've never seen the hand and sword before like that.

Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

The arm and sword also appear on the Great Seal of Massachusetts.