43. Rockwood Hoar, Frank Barrett, Edward Emerson Simmons, and Henry Minot Pratt, ca. 1874. From a tintype, presented by Prescott Keyes or his heirs, 1920 or later.
In this post-Civil War tintype, four young Concord men—Rockwood Hoar, Frank Barrett, Edward Emerson Simmons, and Henry Minot Pratt—proudly show off their Concord Artillery uniforms. (From 1873 until December, 1878, the Artillery was officially known as Company C, 5th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.)
Strictly speaking, Rockwood Hoar—son of George Frisbie Hoar and nephew of Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar—was a Worcester rather than a Concord boy. However, he spent a good deal of time in Concord during his early years, often staying at his uncle's Main Street home and socializing with the young people of the town. A member of Harvard College Class of 1876, he studied law (the family profession) and eventually served as a district attorney for Massachusetts and a United States congressman.
Edward Emerson Simmons was born in Concord to the Reverend George F. Simmons and his wife Mary Emerson Ripley Simmons (a granddaughter of Ezra Ripley and a daughter of the learned Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley; see 46). Eddie Simmons grew up in a house built by his father next to the Old Manse (a second home to him), under the care of his widowed mother and grandmother. A graduate of Harvard in 1874, he became a successful artist.
Frank (Francis W.) Barrett (Harvard Class of 1876) descended from the Barretts of Lee's (Nashawtuc) Hill and, through his mother, from the Wheelers of Nine Acre Corner. He died in 1878, at the age of twenty-three. Henry Minot Pratt was the son of Frederick Gray Pratt and the grandson of Minot Pratt (progressive farmer, resident of Punkatasset Hill, and former member of the Brook Farm community in West Roxbury).