Mansfield Post Civil War Monument - Middletown, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 33.248 W 072° 39.830
18T E 694827 N 4602909
Quick Description: The Mansfield Post Civil War Monument is located in Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2013 10:09:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMH8MB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

A 6' high by 1.5' by 1.5' granite sculpture of a Union soldier, by an unknown artist, is depicted looking straight ahead while standing at parade rest. The soldier is wearing a cap, knee length coat and cape. He is wearing a kit attached to his belt on the right side of his back. He is holding a rifle vertically in front with both hands on the barrel, left over right. The butt of the rifle and his left foot extends over the edge of the granite plinth.

The multi-tiered granite base is 10' high by 6' square. A GAR logo is engraved in the rounded gable near the top on all four sides. The front of the base is inscribed is raised capital letters:

TO THE MEMORY
OF DECEASED
SOLDIERS
& SAILORS
BY MANSFIELD
POST NO. 53
DEPARTMENT OF
CONN. G.A.R.
A.D. 1884.

The bottom of the base is inscribed in incised capital letters:

FRATERNITY,
CHARITY, LOYALTY.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1884

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Mansfield Post #53, G.A.R.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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