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Dave Pelland on August 19th, 2009

Brooklyn has honored the memory of local Civil War veterans with a Canterbury Road monument featuring an infantry officer standing atop a granite pillar. The monument, dedicated in 1888, was designed by sculptor Karl Gerhardt, who was also responsible for the nearby monument honoring American Revolution hero Israel Putnam. The front (east) face of the […]

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Dave Pelland on August 17th, 2009

Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam is honored with an equestrian monument at his burial site on Canterbury Road (Route 169) in Brooklyn, CT. The monument was dedicated in 1888 to honor Putnam, a Massachusetts native who served with distinction during the French and Indian War and who later abandoned his plow in the field to […]

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