Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, South Norwalk

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, South NorwalkThe Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in South Norwalk stands in a small park near the intersection of West Washington Street and Martin Luther King Drive. 

The granite monument, dedicated in 1900, depicts a caped infantry soldier, facing southeast, who is holding the barrel of a rifle. He stands atop a round column engraved with a dedication reading “Erected by the Grand Army of the Republic and the citizens of South Norwalk in memory of her loyal sons 1861-1865.” 

The back of the column is stamped with the dedication date of October 20, 1900. The monument sits on a four-sided base, with each face bearing the symbol for a Civil War military specialty: infantry, cavalry, artillery and the navy. 

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, South NorwalkShrubbery lines the walkway leading to the monument from Martin Luther King Drive. 

A copper box in the monument has a list naming schoolchildren who contributed to the monument’s fundraising effort. 

(The images for this post were taken in early March, when snow covered a lot of Connecticut.) 

 

 

 

 

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, South Norwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, South Norwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, South Norwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

Connecticut Historical Society: Civil War Monuments of Connecticut

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