Soldiers' Monument - Plymouth, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 40.331 W 073° 03.206
18T E 662038 N 4615210
Quick Description: Soldiers' Monument is located on Plymouth Green at 31 Maple Street in front of the First Congregational Church.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 4:21:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMGB16
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Soldiers Monument in Plymouth, CT is a gray granite obelisk which is approximately 20' high by 4.5' square. The monument rests on top of a 15" high granite plinth. It was created by an unknown sculptor and believed to be erected soon after the Civil War in 1865.

The obelisk has inscribed dadoes on all four sides and four cannon carved in recessed niches at the corners of the dado.

The obelisk has the following inscriptions:

In a recessed panel on the front of the monument is inscribed in raised capital letters:

LINCOLN

The front (south) dado is inscribed with the names:

CHAPLAIN
JAMES AVERILL,
LIEUT. F. J. GANDEE,
LIEUT. H. HUBBARD,
SGT. W. A. BISHOP,
SGT. H. D. BISHOP,
SGT. D. B. WOOSTER,
CPL. J. B. GREENE,
CPL. S.B. SMITH,

Below the front dado on the face of the base of the pedestal is the dedication:

ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
THE WAR OF 1861

East face dado is inscribed with the names:

JOHN ALLEN,
PHILIP ANDREWS,
GEO. W. ANDRES,
GEO. H. BAKER,
GEO. L. BEACH,
E. C. BLAKESLEE,
ALMON BLAKESLEE,
GEO. H. BROOKS,
HENRY A. BROOKS,
HIRAM T. COOLEY,

The north face dado is inscribed with the names:

D. DAVENPORT,
BENJ. FILLEY,
FREDK. L. GRANT,
IRA HOUGH,
G. A. HOYT JR.
E. L. HURLBURT
HENRY L. LANE
D. MATTHEWS,
THOMAS MANN,
JOHN MURPHY,

The west face dado is inscribed with the names:

EBEN NORTON,
WILLIAM PLATT,
JAMES STRAUM,
LEGRAND TODD,
J. J. WADSWORTH,
CHAS. R. WARNER,
E. R. WEED,
M. C. WEDGE,
CHAS. WILLIAMS,
WM. WRIGHT.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1865

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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