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War Memorials, Stony Creek

War Memorials, Stony CreekWar veterans from the Stony Creek section of Branford are honored with monuments on a small green.

The green, at the intersections of Halls Point, Sachem and Thimble Islands roads, features three monuments made from the pink granite for which Stony Creek is well known.

The central monument features three Honor Roll plaques on its north face. The oldes of the plaques lists the names of 36 World War I veterans and bears a dedication reading, “A tribute to the valor of the men of Stony Creek who entered the service of their country to fight in the great war for world-wide liberty 1917-1919.”

War Memorials, Stony CreekThe World War I memorial is flanked by a plaque listing 26 American Revolution veterans and four veterans of the War of 1812, as well as a plaque listing 10 Civil War veterans and six veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

An undated pink granite Honor Roll monument to the east of the World War I memorial lists two columns of names of local World War II veterans.

A pink granite monument to the west of the World War I monument, dedicated in 1976, honors veterans of Korea and Vietnam.

Isaac Lewis Fountain

War Memorials, Stony CreekA short distance from the war monuments, a memorial fountain honors industrialist and part-time Stony Creek resident Isaac C. Lewis.

The fountain, at the three-way intersection of Indian Point, Thimble Islands and Three Elms roads, features a dedication on its east face reading, “In loving memory of Isaac C. Lewis of Meriden, Conn. The gift of his daughter, Kate A.L. Chapin.”

Isaac Lewis founded a Meriden company that manufactured plated tableware, represented Meriden in the state legislature and served as the city’s mayor.

His Stony Creek house, which stands today, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

 

 

 

War Memorials, Stony Creek

War Memorials, Stony Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Fountain, Stony Creek

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soldiers’ Monument, Branford

Soldiers’ Monument, BranfordBranford honors its Civil War veterans with a tall 1885 obelisk on a hilltop between Town Hall and the Congregational Church.

The monument features a standard-bearer standing atop a granite obelisk. A dedication on the front (north) face reads, “Branford, to her brave sons who fought in the war of the rebellion, 1861-1865. One country, one flag.”

The north face also lists the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg, and bears a Grand Army of the Republic emblem with two crossed rifles.

The west face lists the battles of Shiloh and Gettysburg, and the south face lists Vicksburg and Port Huron. The east face lists battles in New Berne, N.C, and Chancellorsville (Va.).

Four United States seals decorate the top of the shaft, just below the standard-bearer’s feet. The Branford monument is similar to the monument in New Haven’s St. Bernard Cemetery, which was produced by the same stonecutter.

A World War I monument on the south side of Branford’s Town Hall features a large representation of the Distinguished Service Cross medal. The monument was designed by local resident J. Andre Smith, and was dedicated in 1923 and restored in 2006.

Soldiers’ Monument, BranfordA granite monument beneath a flagpole in the center of the town green honors residents who were disabled or killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The monument is not dated, but was likely dedicated in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Soldiers’ Monument, Branford

Soldiers’ Monument, Branford

Soldiers’ Monument, Branford

Soldiers’ Monument, Branford

World War Memorial, Branford

World War II, Korea and Vietnam Monument, Branford