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Dave Pelland on January 29th, 2010

Manchester’s Civil War veterans are honored with a monument in the city’s Center Memorial Park. The monument features a bronze infantryman standing atop a granite base inscribed with the Connecticut and United States shields. A dedication on the front (northeast) face reads, “In memory of the soldiers of Manchester who died in the war of […]

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Dave Pelland on January 27th, 2010

Mystic’s Civil War Veterans are honored with an 1883 monument on a downtown traffic island. The monument, featuring an infantry soldier standing atop a granite base, sits near the intersections of East Main Street and Broadway Avenue. A dedication on its front (northwest) face reads, “Dedicated to the brave sons of Mystic who offered their […]

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Dave Pelland on January 25th, 2010

The service of Vietnam veterans from the greater New Haven area is honored with a collection of monuments on New Haven harbor. The 1988 Vietnam memorial consists of two monuments. The smaller of the two is a polished granite slab with a dedication on its front (north) face reading, “This memorial is dedicated in honor […]

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Dave Pelland on January 22nd, 2010

The Civil War 21st Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, is honored with a granite obelisk in New London’s Williams Memorial Park. The monument, near the north corner of the park, was dedicated in 1898 to honor the soldiers of the 21st regiment, which was founded in 1862 and recruited primarily members from eastern Connecticut towns. The […]

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Dave Pelland on January 22nd, 2010

New London honors Nathan Hale and veterans of recent wars with a trio of monuments in its Williams Park. The Nathan Hale statue near the center of the Broad Street park is a 1935 copy of an 1890 statue in New York’s City Hall Park. The statue features Hale, a Connecticut schoolteacher and Continental spy […]

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Dave Pelland on January 20th, 2010

One of New London’s three monuments to its Civil War veterans anchors a burial plot in the city’s Cedar Grove Cemetery. The ornate monument, near the cemetery’s main entrance, features an infantryman standing atop a multi-staged pedestal. A dedication on the front (north) face of the monument reads, “In memory of our comrades 1861-1865.” The […]

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Dave Pelland on January 18th, 2010

A privately funded, 50-foot tall obelisk in downtown New London honors the city’s Civil War veterans. The 1896 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument features an obelisk with alternating granite bands topped by an allegorical figure representing Peace. A dedication on its front (west) face reads, “Presented to their native city by the sons of Joseph Lawrence, […]

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Dave Pelland on January 15th, 2010

Stonington honors its Civil War veterans with a large granite marker in Evergreen Cemetery. The boulder-shaped monument was dedicated in 1923, a relatively late date for a Civil War commemoration.  A somewhat-faded dedication on the monument’s front (north) face reads, “Erected by the W.R.C. to the brave sons of Stonington who fought in the War […]

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Dave Pelland on January 13th, 2010

Memorial plaques honoring Farrel Corp. employees who served in the World Wars were spared when the company’s Derby factories were demolished in 2000. The plaques now stand as part of a Main Street monument (near the corner of Water Street) built when the former Farrel site was replaced by a Home Depot. The western plaque […]

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Dave Pelland on January 11th, 2010

The author of the children’s classic “Black Beauty” is honored with a memorial fountain outside the Ansonia Public Library. The library and the fountain, at the corner of Cottage Avenue and South Cliff Street, were both donated by Caroline Phelps Stokes to honor her parents as well as her grandfather, Ansonia founder Anson Phelps. The […]

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