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Dave Pelland on October 14th, 2009

A 1904 granite monument in Seymour’s French Memorial Park honors the town’s Civil War heroes. The Soldiers’ Monument, whose design is based on a monument dating back to ancient Athens, features a granite infantry soldier standing atop a domed shaft supported by six pillars. A dedication on the front (south) face reads, “This monument is […]

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Dave Pelland on October 12th, 2009

Litchfield honors its Civil War heroes with a marble obelisk on the green. A dedication on the front (south) face of the monument, which was dedicated in 1874, reads, “Pro Patria” (“For one’s country in Latin). The dedication is the centerpiece of an artistic bas relief featuring two weeping soldiers, draped flags, crossed rifles and […]

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Dave Pelland on July 17th, 2009

An 1878 monument at the northeast corner of a park in the Danielson section of Killingly honors the service of local residents in the Civil War. The somewhat understated Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument features a bronze infantry solider standing atop a four-sided granite base. The front (northeast) face of the monument bears the dedication “Erected […]

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