News Item: Minuteman of '61 Medals

Concord Enterprise, January 7, 1903



newspaper clippingWEST ACTON

  Waldo Littlefield and J. E. Richardson have received the medals¹ given by the state to the “Minute Men of 61,” those who responded to Pres. Lincoln's first call. Mr. Littlefield was a member of Co. E, and Mr. Richardson of Co. B, of the Old 6th Mass. Vols.


1 — These medals were awarded to the men of each of the Massachusetts Militia regiments that were called up on April 15, 1861. The recipients name is stamped on the edge of the medal and the inscription on the back of the medal says “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, To the members of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia who were mustered into the United States service in response to President Lincoln's first call for troops—April 15, 1861.” The medal issued to Aaron Jones Fletcher is on display at the Acton Memorial Library.

Minute Men of '61 medal,, AML.2008.1.10