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Dave Pelland on November 12th, 2013

This undated image detail shows the First Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery, at Fort Richardson in Arlington, Virginia. The First Heavy Artillery was formed in the spring of 1861 as the Fourth Volunteer Infantry. In January, 1862, the regiment was converted into a heavy artillery unit. At Fort Richardson, the regiment participated in the defense of […]

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Dave Pelland on November 11th, 2013

In honor of Veterans’ Day, we’re going to run images of selected Connecticut Civil regiments from the Library of Congress this week. Our first image (which you can click to enlarge) depicts the Third Connecticut Regiment Infantry, which served for three months at the beginning of the Civil War. (Based on early (and overly optimistic) […]

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Dave Pelland on October 1st, 2013

A monument to Abraham Lincoln in Hingham, Mass., honors an ancestral connection between the president and the town. Lincoln’s early relatives, including his great-great-great-great grandfather Samuel, were among the English settlers of Hingham. The Lincoln statue, on a green near Samuel Lincoln’s home on Lincoln Street, was dedicated in 1939. The south face of the monument’s […]

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Dave Pelland on April 15th, 2013

Stafford Springs honors its Civil War veterans with a large cannon in Stafford Springs Cemetery on Monson Road (Route 32). The cannon, dedicated in 1897, bears an inscription on its south (left) face reading, “A tribute to the patriotism of the men who went to the defence of the country from Stafford in the War […]

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Dave Pelland on February 6th, 2013

Hinsdale, Massachusetts, honors its war veterans with a memorial outside the town’s library. The monument, near the intersection of South Street (Route 8) and Maple Street (Route 143), was dedicated in 1923 and features a Civil War cannon. A dedication plaque on the northeast face of the monument’s base reads, “This memorial was erected by […]

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Dave Pelland on September 6th, 2012

One of the oldest Civil War monuments in Massachusetts stands on a small green in the Centerville section of Barnstable. The Soldiers’ Monument in Centerville, a granite obelisk dedicated in July of 1866, stands near the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue, and is one of several veterans’ memorials on the green. The Civil […]

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Dave Pelland on August 20th, 2012

Chatham, Massachusetts, honors its Civil War heroes with a marble monument on a Main Street green. The marble obelisk, on a green near the triangular intersection of Main and Seaview streets, bears a dedication on its southwest face reading, “Erected by the town of Chatham in memory of those that fell in the Rebellion of […]

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Dave Pelland on August 10th, 2012

Wellfleet, Massachusetts, honors its Civil War veterans with a marble monument in the historic Duck Creek Cemetery.

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Dave Pelland on June 18th, 2012

  On Sunday afternoon, the 1887 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in New Haven’s East Rock Park was rededicated in a ceremony that took place on the monument’s 125th anniversary. The rededication was organized by the Connecticut 9th Irish Regiment, the Irish History Round Table and the Connecticut Irish American Historical Society. An honor guard from […]

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Dave Pelland on April 30th, 2012

The Borough of Jim Thorpe, PA, honors its Civil War veterans with a zinc monument supplied by a Bridgeport, CT, manufacturer. The Soliders and Sailors Monument, which stands near Packer Hill Road and the Carbon County courthouse, was dedicated in 1886 to honor veterans of the Civil War and earlier conflicts from the borough (then […]

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