Soldiers' Monument - North Branford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 19.684 W 072° 46.037
18T E 686846 N 4577581
Quick Description: The North Branford Soldiers' Monument is located in a grassy traffic triangle on the north side of Route 80.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2013 4:30:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZ3T
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

A 25' high by 4.75' square gray granite obelisk stands in a 5' square stone foundation. The obelisk was fabricated by Burdick & Company and Greene and Turner were the contractors. The obelisk was dedicated on April 12, 1866.

The front of the base, just below the shaft, of the obelisk is inscribed in raised letters: 1865.

Below, in a recess in the dado, is inscribed in raised letters:

OUR
SOLDIERS

The east side of the obelisk is inscribed:

JOHN S. ROBINSON
CO. F 27. C.V. DIED AT BALTIMORE M.D.
JUNE 18, 1863 Æ. 27.
DAYTON R. SCRANTON
CO. F. 12 C.V. DIED IN L.A. DEC. 18. 1863. Æ. 23

The north side of the obelisk is inscribed:

WALTER A. STONE
CO. F 1. CONN. ART. DIED AT HOME
OCT. 31, 1862, Æ. 20.
ALBERT F. WHEATON.
CO. A 10, C.V. KILLED AT BATTLE OF KINSTON
N.C. DEC. 15, 1862. Æ. 27.
JOSIAH JOHNSON
CO. B 27. C.V. DIED JAN. 5, 1863 OF WOUNDS
RECEIVED AT BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
V.A. Æ. 23.

The west side of the obelisk is inscribed:

JAMES H. SCRANTON
CO. F 12. C.V. DIED IN SALISBURY PRISON N.C.
FEB. 1865 Æ. 22.
J. HENRY PALMER
CO. K 10 C.V. DIED APRIL 11, 1865 OF WOUNDS
RECEIVED BEFORE PETERSBURG V.A. Æ. 26.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 4/12/1866

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of North Branford, CT

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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