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Warren Soldiers Monument - Stafford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 57.154 W 072° 18.335
18T E 723319 N 4648021
Quick Description: The Warren Soldiers Monument is located in Hyde Park, north of Spring Street, in Stafford Springs area of Stafford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2013 6:22:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMGMPC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Warren Soldiers Monument was sculpted by F. Wellington Ruckstull. The granite was supplied by the McGovern Granite Company and the funds for the monument was donated by Colonel Charles Warren. It was dedicated on May 30, 1924.

A 22' high granite shaft has a 7' high, allegorical, bronze female figure dressed in flowing robe and wearing sandals standing on a base protruding from the front. The symmetrical shaft pre-dates and foreshadows the Art Deco movement. The monument also contains classical elements such as the allegorical figures. The dedication program for the monument defined the meaning of the allegorical female figure She is called America Remembers or The Spirit of Decoration Day. The wreath of forget-me-nots that she holds in her left hand symbolizes immortality. The flowers in her left arm include palms, representing glory, roses, representing love, and poppies, representing eternal rest. A bronze eagle on top of the shaft represents the Spirit of America. A classical vertical torch appears near the top of each of the four sides of the shaft.

On the front and back, a torch divides the inscription:


On he face of the pedestal of the figure a laurel wreath contains the inscription:


Below on the base is the inscription:


Colonel Charles Warren served during the Civil War. He enlisted as a private in October 1861 and and rose through the ranks to become a colonel. He led his regiment into Richmond in April 1865. Warren became a merchant, president of the Stafford Savings Bank, builder of the downtown Warren Block, and donated to the construction of the Warren Memorial Hall.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1924

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Colonel Charles Warren

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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