Salem Common, ca. 1890

the nelson dionne salem history collection

Brigadier General Samuel J. Dalton (1840–1906),

a son of Salem, shown here while serving as

The Adjutant General of Massachusetts.

He served in that capacity from 1883 to 1905).


Salem Serves

402 pages; paperback; illustrated; indexed


Foreword by CSM Kim Emerling

Director of Veterans Services

City of Salem

Salem Serves is out as of December 14, 2019!


Walk, run, drive, call, or email:


Wicked Good Books

215 Essex Street

Salem, MA 01970


You may also purchase it directly — and signed — from us

(store will be live the afternoon of December 14, 2019, or

at Amazon.


But please support Salem's only independent bookstore,

Wicked Good Books!


Salem Serves features:
• Over 500 images from the Nelson Dionne Salem
   History Collection at Salem State University
•  Essay on Salem during wartime (the “home front”)
•  Descriptions of Salem Military Units and Veterans                        

   Organizations
•  List of Veterans Squares, Memorials, and Monuments
•  Self-guided trails: Salem Common and Downtown,
    McIntire Historic District, North Salem, Waterfront and Derby
    Street,  Coastline Defense (Winter Island, Fort Pickering, Fort Lee,

    Fort Juniper)
•  Proclamation of Salem’s federal designation as the
    Birthplace of the U.S. National Guard by BG Leonid
    Kondratiuk, Director, Massachusetts National Guard

    Museum and Archives

“This book helps keep the remarkable story of Salem’s military and

patriotic history alive and enduring. Read it, reflect upon the stories,

and honor the memories and sacrifices of the men and women of

Salem who helped shape the community we so enjoy today. “

—Kim F. Emerling, CSM, U.S. Army,

Director of Veteran Services, City of Salem

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News about our first book,

U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Salem, 1935-1970:

Salem News: 7 August 2015

Gloucester Times: 7 August 2015

Newburyport Daily News: 28 August 2015