Lincoln Herm - New Milford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 34.835 W 073° 24.729
18T E 632363 N 4604427
Quick Description: Lincoln Herm is a monument in honor of Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers and Sailors of the Union Army and Navy. It is located at the north end of the Town Green at 6 Aspetuck Avenue in New Milford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 2:30:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMFWTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The Lincoln Herm is a 12 ft. x 7.75 by 7.25' slightly tapered gray granite pedestal supporting a 2.5' high by 1.5' wide bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln. The monument sculpted by Paul Winters Morris and the bust was cast at the John Williams, Inc. foundry. The monument was donated to the Town of New Milford by Edward Williams Marsh and dedicated on May 30, 1912.

The bust includes the head and top of the shoulders of Lincoln. He is wearing a shirt, bow tie, vest and coat. He is looking straight ahead. There are bronze plaques on the front and back of the base. On the left side is a bronze bas relief sculpture of a Union bugler next to a mortar. The right side bronze bas shows a sailor hauling on the halyard of a flag.

On the front face there is a 5' high by 2.75' wide oval bronze plaque with an inscription of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that Nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us —that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this Nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Delivered At Gettysburg
November 19, 1863
By
Abraham Lincoln

On the back of the monument, the north side, there is the inscription:

THE GIFT OF
EDWARD WILLIAMS MARSH
CAPTAIN OF COMPANY M
SECOND CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS
HEAVY ARTILLERY
TO THE TOWN OF NEW MILFORD
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS & SAILORS
OF THE UNION ARMY & NAVY
1861   1865
AND OF
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1861 -1865
BESIDES BEING IN MANY SKIRMISHES THE NEW
MILFORD TROOPS WERE ENGAGED IN THE BATTLES OF
GETTYSBURG COLD HARBOR
PETERSBURG OPEQVAN THIRD WINCHESTER
FISHER'S HILL
CEDAR CREEK
SAILORS CREEK

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1912

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Edward Williams Marsh

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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