Suffield Civil War Monument - Suffield, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 58.937 W 072° 39.081
18T E 694569 N 4650477
Quick Description: A granite statue of a Union soldier on the Suffield Town Green.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 4:42:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMCA5B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 4

Long Description:
The pedestal and figure for this 23 foot high Barre (VT) granite monument was designed and supplied by the Stephen Maslen Corporation of Hartford, CT. The cost was $2,700. The dedication took place on October 17, 1888. It is centrally located on the town green at the intersection of Main Street (Route 159) and Mountain Road (Route 168). The figure is holding his rifle vertically while facing south; to where many of the important battles of the Civil War took place. Around the base of the figure is a somewhat unusual band of stars. The monument is dedicated to those from Suffield who died in Civil War service. Inscribed on the front panel of the pedestal:

SUFFIELD
ERECTS THIS MEMORIAL
IN HONOR OF
HER CITIZEN SOLDIERS,
WHO DIED
SERVING THEIR COUNTRY,
THAT THE UNION
MIGHT BE PRESERVED.
1861 - 65.

In raised letters recessed in the granite band above the panels are the following:

{South Side}
1888

{East Side}
SHARPSBURG

{underneath}
a list of 31 names, with units

{North Side}
FT. WAGNER

{underneath}
Seal of Connecticut

West Side
ANDERSONVILLE

{underneath}
raised cannon in recessed circle
Date Installed or Dedicated: 10/17/1888

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Suffield

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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