Soldier's Monument - Middletown, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 33.395 W 072° 38.876
18T E 696145 N 4603217
Quick Description: The Soldier's Monument is located in Union Park on Old Church Street in Middletown, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2012 5:08:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMFQZ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

An 8' high bronze statue of a Union soldier stands on top of an 11.5' high by 8.75' square granite base. The sculpture was created by the prolific sculptor Melzar H. Mosman and cast at the Ames Foundry of Chicopee, MA. The monument was dedicated on June 17, 1874.

The soldier stands upright with his left foot is forward and with the musket held vertically by the barrel with his right hand. The musket butt is resting by his right foot. His left foot is placed forward with and slightly beyond the plinth. The soldier is wearing a Union uniform with a belted overcoat. He carries a bayonet on his belt at his left side.

The square granite base has a bronze bas-relief sculpture on the front face depicting the development from infancy to manhood. Bronze plaques containing lists of names are on three sides. A bust of George Washington appears on the north face and Abraham Lincoln on the south face.

The front face has the inscriptions:

Above on a bronze medallion in a circular recess:

HONOR
TO THE
BRAVE.

Surrounded by a wreath.


Below:

ERECTED BY THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
TO THE MEMORY OF HER FALLEN SONS
1874

The northwest face has a 24" x 30" bronze plaque which is inscribed:

DIED IN SERVICE

GEORGE BARRETT
JOHN DUNLOP
JOHB H.S. MALONA
DAVID W. DeANGELIST
BENJAMIN STARR
WILLIAM H BROWER
JAMES LAWLER
DENNIS DEEGAN
JOHN SMITH
FRANK STEVENS
PATRICK QUINN
JONG G. LEWIS
JAMES WILLIAMSON
AARON C. WARNER
MARTIN DEEGAN
WILLIAM S. BONNEY
NATHANIEL BUTLER
EDWARD H. BREWER
AMOS H. FAIRCHILD
EUGENE W. KENYON
WILLIAM RUSSELL
ERWARD JOHNSON
GEORGE W. ROBINSON
ZENAS PLATT
WILLIAM WHITAKER
EDWIN J. CLARK
JOHN NORTON
SAMUEL O. WELLS
MICHAEL DARCY
MASON M. METCALF
JEHIEL JOHNSON
CHARLES BAKER
SAMUEL E. GREENWOOD
ALBERT M. SIZER
SAMUEL E. CLARK
LYMAN THOMAS
JOHN COTTAR
THOMAS RILEY
LUCIUS P. ALEXANDER
WILLIAM H. ROBINSON
CHARLES S. HILLS
AUGUSTUS PENFIELD
AMHERST C. DINGLE
WILLIAM C. DANIELS
GEORGE W. WRIGHT

The back has the inscriptions:

Above on a bronze medallion in a circular recess:

WE
CHERISH
THEIR
MEMORY

Surrounded by a wreath.


Below, a 24" x 30" bronze plaque which is inscribed:

DIED OF WOUNDS

LIEUTENANT GEORGE H.D. CROSBY
EDWIN R. JOHNSON
JOHN K. DOOLITTLE
JOHN ANTONIO
GEORGE WARREN
JOSEPH McCLUSKY
AUSTIN JUDD
HENRY A. LLOYD
ANDREW SCHEURER
HARMON FARMER
GEORGE F. CHAMBERLAIN
JAMES McCAMMON
GEORGE S. THOMAS
JOHN H. PRICE
EUGNE W. EDWARDS

DIED IN MILITARY PRISONS

CHARLES McWHINNIE
WILLIAM CARROLL
CORNELIUS COOPER
JOHN BEAUGIS
WILLIAM CLARKSON
GEORGE FITZGERALD
PETER DECHAMP
HENRY D. HUBBARD
GEORGE W. HULSE

DIED SINCE MUSTER OUT

WADSWORTH F. BLINN
WILLIAM E. DERBY
JOHN LYNCH
JOHN S. BLINN
JAMES POWERS

The southeast face has a 24" x 30" bronze plaque which is inscribed:

KILLED IN ACTION

MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH K.F. MANSFIELD
CAPTAIN ELIJAH W. GIBBONS
CAPTAIN JOSEPH DONOHUE
LIEUTENANT DAVID E. CANFIELD
JOSEPH D. TOBEY
LEWELLYN BARNES
SYLVESTER PROUT
JOHN DAVIS
CURTIS CLARK
RICHARD BIDWELL
THOMAS TAPPAN
JAMES MOORE
DANIEL H. SPENCER
SAMUEL HUXHAM
LUCIUS E. BIDWELL
GEORGE S. MAY
DANIEL TIMMONS
WILLIAM H. JOHNSON
DWIGHT WOLCOTT
WILLIAM B. HILLKER
ENOCH WILCOX
DAVID B. LINCOLN
DANIEL H. OTIS
ROBERT HUBBARD
WILLIAM F. LOVEJOY
CHARLES S. BROOKS
WILLIAM W. MILLER
FRANK L. GIBBS
SELLECK SCOTT
WILLIAM BRAY J
AMOS G. MILLER
CHARLS RIGBY
ROBERT SMITH
JOHN BARRY
MICHAEL FLANAGAN
CHARLES C. HALL

Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/17/1874

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Middletown

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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