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Dave Pelland on April 11th, 2011

New York honors the Civil War service of a notable National Guard Unit with a monument in Central Park. The 7th Regiment Monument, dedicated in 1874, features a bronze soldier standing atop a granite base. A dedication on the east face of the monument’s base reads, “The Seventh Regiment Memorial of 1861-1865.” The north and […]

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Dave Pelland on April 8th, 2011

Eastford honors its war veterans with a monument on the green in front of its public library. The monument, a granite block with bronze plaques, stands at the intersections of Eastford Road (Route 198) with Westford and Old Colony roads. The monument’s south face features a bronze Honor Roll plaque listing about 63 names of […]

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Dave Pelland on April 6th, 2011

The first Union general killed in the Civil War is one of several veterans buried in Eastford’s General Lyon Cemetery. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, an Eastford native and West Point graduate, was killed in August of 1861 while fighting in Missouri. Lyon is honored with a marble monument near the middle of the small cemetery, which […]

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Dave Pelland on April 4th, 2011

The Town of Union honors its Civil War veterans and their mothers with a monument on the town green. The monument, dedicated in 1902, features a cannon (which may be a replica) resting on a concrete base. A small cannonball pyramid rests in front of the monument. A dedication on the southeast side of the […]

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Dave Pelland on April 1st, 2011

The first Civil War monument in Connecticut to display a figure stands on the green in Granby. The brownstone Granby Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated in 1868, features contemplative bearded soldier holding a rifle while his overcoat is draped over his shoulders. A dedication on the front (south) face reads, “This monument is erected by voluntary contributions […]

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