Salmon H. Lyman’s name is included on the Memorial Stone on Easthampton’s Old Town Hall.
Salmon H. Lyman enlisted as a Private in the 62d NYSV at New York. He was one of three, (possibly four) Easthampton men to enlist in the Anderson Zouaves. P.W. Lyman states that Salmon H. Lyman, Albert S. Gove and Richard Goodsell all who enlisted in Co. H. (though the memorial stone above places him in Co. A.). Lewis S. Lyman Jr also enlisted in Co. H and may be a relative of Salmon H. Lyman and an Easthampton man.
P.W. Lyman states is his book, History of Easthampton, that Salmon H. Lyman was the;
“…son of Dennis Lyman, (and was) one of the first to volunteer, was the first to fall. In the first summer of the war, when the soldiers were rallying to the standard, he went to New York, joined the regiment known as the Anderson Zouaves, was home once on a furlough, spent one winter in camp, started out with McClellan on his Peninsular campaign, and fought at the battle of Williamsburg; soon after which be was taken sick, and removed to New York, where he died. His remains were brought to his home, where they were buried with military honors, on the 18th of September, 1862.”
P.W. Lyman states that Salmon H. Lyman served for about one year, then took ill and died. He served with McClellan in the Penisula campaign and fought at the Battle of Williamsburg.
Easthampton honors it’s fallen Civil War soldiers with a handsome bell tower and white Italian marble tablet on the southeast side of the Easthampton’s Old Town Hall. The pentagonal tablet is on the lower east face of Victorian Italianate style bell tower which was designed by Charles Parker and completed in June 1869.
The marble tablet features three small crosses and two small columns. It is inscribed with the soldier’s name, company, regiment, and the cause, place, date and age of death.:
TOWER A MEMORIAL
TO THESE HER SONS WHO
DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT REBELLION
MAJ. GEN. GEO CROCKETT STRONG
Major in U.S. Army and Maj.
General of Vols. A student
at Williston Seminary. Entered
West Point from this Cong. Dist.
in 1853. Graduated third in the
class of 1857. Received a mortal
wound leading the assault on Fort
Wagner. Died July 30th 1863 AEt 30
KILLED IN BATTLE
William Hickey, Co. B, 31st Mass. Inf.
at Camp Bisland, La, Apr. 13th, 1863: AEt 17
Daniel W. Lyman, Co. K, 52nd Mass. Inf.
at Port Hudson, La June 14th, 1863: AEt 20
Charles Tencellent, Co. A 7th Conn. Inf.
at Olustee, Fla, Feb. 16th, 1864: AEt 26
Roland S. Williston, Co C, 2nd Mass. Inf.
at Culpepper C.H., Va. Aug. 18th, 1862; AEt 27
DIED PRISONERS OF WAR AT ANDERSONVILLE, Ga.
Of Co. A, 27th Mass. Infantry:-
Alvin W. Clark, Nov. 20th, 1864; AEt 24
Oliver A. Clark, June 27th, 1864; AEt 23
Rufus Robinson, July 12th, 1864; AEt 29
Ezra O. Spooner, Aug. 13th, 1864; AEt 18
Fredrick P. Stone, Jan. 10th, 1865; AEt 20
Of Co. F 54th Mass. Infantry
Charles Rensellear AEt 21
DIED OF DISEASE
Clinton Bates Co. K, 52nd Mass. Inf.,
at Baton Rouge, La., July 22nd, 1863 AEt 25
Augustus M. Clapp Co. A, 3rd Ohio Cav.
at Nashville, Tenn. Mar. 9th, 1863 AEt 16
James H. Clark Co. H, 2nd Mass. Inf.
at Alexandria, Va. Aug. 14th, 1863 AEt 22
Chauncey R. Hendricks, Co. B, 31st Mass Inf.
at East Hampton Sept. 11th, 1862 AE 41
Daniel Kane, Co. K 37th Mass. Infantry
at Fredricksburg, Va. Dec. 15th, 1862 AEt 17
Elisha C. Lyman, Co. A, 27th Mass. Infantry
at newbern, N.C. Dec. 28th, 1863 AEt 23
Henry Lyman, Co. A, 27th Mass. Infantry
at Newbern, N.C. Aug. 5th, 1863 AEt 31
Salmon H, Lyman, Co A, Anderson’s Zouaves
at Davis Island Hospital, Aug. 25th, 1862 AEt 22
Herbert W. Pomeroy, Co. K, 52nd Mass. Inf.
at Plaquemine, La. Jan.28th, 1863 AEt 18
Lewis P. Wait, Co. K, 52nd Mass. Inf.
at East Hampton, Nov. 2nd, 1862 AEt 22
Charles L. Webster, Co. K, 52nd Mass. Inf.
at Baton Rouge, La. July 19th, 1863 AEt 23
Easthampton’s Old Town Hall.
Lyman., P.W. (1866) History of Easthampton. Trumbull & Gere. Northhampton. pp. 111 – 131. Google Books.