Western Central Massachusetts seems to be made up of lots of small towns. Many of them have a statue in the center of town, dedicated to Civil War Veterans. This statue was dedicated to the men of the town by a Colonel from the town. It was interesting reading the names. The reported causes of death included dying, killed in battle, shot and finally died in a prison camp. I thinkI remember reading that most men that died in the War were from disease not .50 caliber lead poisoning.