Soldiers' Monument - Guilford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 16.970 W 072° 40.910
18T E 694132 N 4572746
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located in the center of the Town Green in Guilford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2013 11:52:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZE0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

A 6.1' by 1.5' square gray granite figure of a Union soldier stands at parade rest on a 12' by 8' square gray granite base. The soldier is wearing a moustache, cap, knee length coat with a kit on his right side, and a cape. He is standing while holding a rifle vertically with his hand slightly spaced apart, left hand over right. His right foot is slightly forward and the but of the rifle rests on the ground near his left foot.

The monument was sculpted by John Beattie, fabricated by Thomas Phillips & Sons Company, and James Goodwin Batterson was the designer. The base was dedicated May 30, 1877. The figure commissioned 1884 and dedicated in 1887.

The front of the base has the following dedication:

IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF GUILFORD
WHO FELL
AND IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED
THE GRATEFUL TOWN ERECTS THIS MONUMENT.
THAT THEIR EXAMPLE MAY SPREAD TO COMING GENERATIONS.

Above is inscribed ANTIETAM the names of 14 Guilford soldiers.

URIAH N. PARMELEE 1ST CAV
HENRY B. BULLARD 1ST LT BAT
FAIRFIELD COOK 1ST LT BAT
SAMUEL H. HULL 1ST LT BAT
JONATHAN O. NORTON 1ST LT BAT
HEZEKIAH TUTTLE 1ST LT BAT
JOHN L. GRAHAM 5THC.V.
WELLS GILBERT 6TH C.V.
JOHN R. BURCIS 9TH C.V.
HENRY H. HALL 9TH C.V.
ABRAHAM TIBBALS 9TH C.V.
ANDREW ADAMS 11TH C.V.
HENRY A. BEERS 11TH C.V.
SAMUEL B. DUNN 13TH C.V.

The east face is inscribed GETTYSBURG the names of 14 Guilford soldiers.

14TH C. V.
WM. N. BARTLETT
JOEL C. BENTON
R. WARD BENTON
MOSES C. CLEMENTS
NATHANIEL C. CLEMENTS
HENRY C. DUDLEY
OLIVER W. EVARTS
EDMUND I. FIELD
GEO. A. FOOTE
RICHARD L. HULL
FRANCIS M. NORTON
MILES O. RICHARDSON
FRANCIS S. SCRANTON
THOMAS M. SCRANTON

The north face is inscribed FREDRICKSBURG the names of 15 Guilford soldiers.

15TH C. V.
LEWIS W. BLATCHLEY
JOSEPH COAN
JOHN N. DAVIS
SAMUEL R. DAVIS
WM. H. DOLPH
BENJ. R. DOWD
H. ELSWORTH HULL
HARMON B. JOHNSON
16TH C. V.
CHAS. H. BENTON
CHAS. A. BISHOP
JOSEPH A. GROSVENOR
SAMUEL E. GROSVENOR
WM. H. HUBBARD
CHAS. C. LEE
DENNIS F. NETTLETON

The west face is inscribed PORT ROYAL the names of 14 Guilford soldiers.

DOUGLASS FOWLER 7TH C.V.
PATRICK COX 20TH C.V.
JOHN NORTON 21ST C.V.
RICHARD H. FOWLER 27TH C.V.
SAMUEL FOWLER 27TH C.V.
JOEL C. PARMELEE 27TH C.V.
HARVEY S. WELTON 27TH C.V.
ABRAHAM JACKSON 29TH C.V.
ALEXANDER PETERSON 30TH C.V.
TOBY TROUT 30TH C.V.
CHAS. TUCKER 2ND HEAVY ART.
JOEL E. BENTON 14TH U.S.
HENRY W. WRIGHT 54TH MASS. V.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/20/1877

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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