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Dave Pelland on April 3rd, 2009

A tall obelisk in the middle of a small Norwich park honors the members of the 26th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, who served in the Civil War in late 1862 and mid-1863. The monument, dedicated in 1902 in Little Plain Park (between Broadway and Union Street), is a obelisk divided into several sections by ornamental […]

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Dave Pelland on April 1st, 2009

A large Civil War cannon is featured in a section of Norwich’s Yantic Cemetery is dedicated to veterans including nine residents who died as prisoners of war in the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Ga.  The nine Norwich veterans who died in the prison were reinterred in Yantic Cemetery on February 1, 1866 after a day […]

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Dave Pelland on March 31st, 2009

A small triangular park just north of the Soldiers’ Monument in Norwich features monuments to the major wars of the 20th Century as well as to an early American who helped settle the design of the U.S. Flag.  The area between Broadway and Washington Street, near the Chelsea Parade park, features a granite and bronze […]

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Dave Pelland on March 30th, 2009

A large 1875 monument to soldiers killed in the Civil War stands near the northern end of the Chelsea Parade green in Norwich.  The monument features a caped infantryman standing with two hands wrapped around the barrel of his rifle. Unlike most monuments, in which the figure is gazing straight ahead, the Norwich soldier is […]

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Dave Pelland on March 10th, 2009

A monument to Uncas, the first Sachem of the Mohegan tribe, marks his burial in what remains of a Native American cemetery in Norwich.  Uncas, who died in 1683, led the Mohegans after they split from the Pequot tribe over issues including strategies for responding to the arrival of English settlers and tribal succession planning. […]

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