Soldiers' Monument - Norwich, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 32.211 W 072° 05.013
18T E 743289 N 4602463
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located at the north side of the Chelsea Parkade between Broadway Washington Street and in Norwich CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2018 4:18:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMYRE0
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Long Description:

The 27' tall granite Norwich Soldiers' Monument has a 6' figure of a uniformed Union soldier standing at parade rest. Below is the seal of the State of Connectecticut above and octagonal base with bronze plaques on alternating sides. The monument is surrounded by an iron fence on a granite base with granite posts at each corner. The monument was sculpted by Charles Conrads and fabricated by Batterson, Canfield & Company. The monument was dedicated on April 23, 1875.

A bronze plaque in front of the monument is inscribed:

CIVIL WAR SOLDIER

THE SOLDIER IS TURNED SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT AND BEARS AN EXPRESSION OF THOUGHTFULNESS,
AS IT RECALLING TO MEMORY THE SCENES OF THE PAST STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY AND THE UNION.

APPROXIMATELY 1300 NORWICH MEN SERVED DURING THE CIVIL WAR, 1216 IN THE ARMY AND 84
IN THE NAVY. 156 DID NOT RETURN ALIVE. THEY SERVED IN 20 OF 28 CONNECTICUT INFANTRY
REGIMENTS, 2 HEAVY ARTILLERY REGIMENTS, 1 LIGHT BATTERY, 1 CALVARY REGIMENT, AND ON
Y.S. NAVAL SHIPS. SEVERAL SERVED IN OTHER STATE REGIMENTS. THEY FOUGHT IN 33 BATTLES
AND ENGAGEMENTS. MANY WERE PRESENT AT APPOMATTOX, VA, WHEN GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE
SURRENDERED TO GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT.

BRIGADIER GENERAL DANIEL TYLER OF NORWICH WAS SELECTED BY LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT,
COMMANDER OF THE U.S. ARMY TO LEAD THE NORTHERN ADVANCE WITH HIS DIVISION. THEY
MET THE CONFEDERATE ARMY ON JULY 18, 1861. THE FIRST MAJOR BATTLE OF THE CIVIL WAR WAS
KNOWN AS BULL RUN BY THE NORTHERNERS AND MANASSAS BY THE SOUTHERNERS. THE
CONFEDERATE ARMY WON THE BATTLE.

A bronze plaque on the front of the monument is inscribed:

2ND REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MAN:
JOSEPH STOKES.

3RD REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MAN:
DAVID C. CASE.

5TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MAN:
ALEXANDER S. AVERY.

6TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
CHARLES MEISSOR.
FRANK WHITE.
FERDINAND VOLKMAN.
RICHARD H. BOGUE.

7TH REGT. INFANTRY:
CAPT. THEODORE BURDICK.
ENLISTED MEN:
WM. P. CARROL.
THOMAS FILLBURN.
HENRY A. BOTTOMLY.

8TH REGT. INFANTRY:
CAPT. JOHN MCCALL.
ASST. SURGEON DEWITT C. LATHROP.
1ST LIEUT. CHARLES A. BREED.
1ST LIEUT. ALFRED M. GODDARD.
1ST LIEUT. MARVIN WAIT.
ENLISTED MEN:
HENRY C. FANNING.
THEODORE A. FANNING.
JOSEPH DAVIS.
THOMAS L. GREEN.
EDWARD BLOMLEY.
THOMAS D. HUNTINGTON.

9TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
JOHN MEANY.
JAMES MURPHY.
JOHN MCSORLEY.
PATRICK WELDON.
DANIEL H. BROWN.
CHARLES H. POTTER.
JOHN SIMPSON.
PATRICK GLYNN.
JOHN KIRLEY.
JOHN MELDRUM.
EDWARD ROE.
JAMES MONINGHAM.
JOHN MCDONALD.

A bronze plaque on the left side of the monument is inscribed:

10TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
PATRICK MARO.
ERASTUS VERGASON.
CHARLES BURDICK.
JAMES KENELY.
GEORGE BROWN 2ND.
HERBERT E. BECKWITH.
HENRY F. CHAMPLIN.

11TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
WILLIAM HUTCHINS.
AMOS FERRY.
JOHN C. HOLWELL.
EZRA N. LOOMIS.
JAMES SOUTER.
RONALD MCALLISTER.
HENRY M. SCOFIELD.
JOHN W. WOODS.
ALONZO S. CUSHMAN.
DAVID M. FORD.

12TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
LEMUEL BOLMAN.
WALTER BURGOYNE.
WM. KNIGHT.

13TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
JAMES TORRANCE.
DAVID BLACK.
MICHAEL CORBET.
BYRON CROCKER.
DANIEL LAIRD.
JOHN SHEA.
DAVID H. BROWN.

14TH REGT. INFANTRY:
CAPT. JAMES R. NICHELS.
LIEUT. FREDERICK E. SHALK.
ENLISTED MEN:
PATRICK LOYD.
MOSES TYLER.
EDWARD DORCEY.
WM. R. ALLYN.
JAMES MCVAY.
JOSIAH L. OTIS.
HENRY P. YERRINGTON.
ERASTUS C. BUCKINGHAM.
EDWARD CAMPBELL.

A bronze plaque on the back of the monument is inscribed:

18TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ADJUTANT E. BENJAMIN CULVER.
ENLISTED MEN:
HORATIO BURDICK.
JOHN CRAWFORD.
JOHN DELANEY.
HENRY C. GASKILL.
JAMES MCCRACKEN.
ISLAY B. MARTIN.
WM. H. TOWN. NELSON C. THOMPSON.
SYLVANUS DOWNER.
CHARLES T. FANNING.
CHARLES C. NOYES. FRANCIS W. TAYLOR.
JOSEPH A. TRACY.
GEORGE W. WARD.
JOSEPH H. WINSIP. WILLIAM G. HAYWARD.
JAMES MASSEY.
ISRAEL VARNEY.
JOSEPH FORESTER.
JOHN T. BRADLEY.
ALBERT BURNETT.
ALFRED S. CHAPPEL.
GEORGE W. FOX.
JAMES W. HICKS.
DANIEL WILBUR.
ADAM ACKSLER.
CHARLES H. BECKWITH.
CARL MARTIN. THOMAS MCMAHON.
PATRICK MCNAMARA.
WM. H. HAMILTON.

21ST REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
JOHN CULLEN.
AUGUST EHLERS.
HENRY N. LOOMIS.
THOMAS DUGAN.
DENNIS MURPHY.
JOHN BANNY.
PATRICK CONKLIN.

26TH REGT. INFANTRY:
CAPT. JOHN L. STANTON.
2ND LIEUT. EDWARD P. MANNING.
2ND LIEUT. HARVEY F. JACOBS.
ENLISTED MEN:
JAMES PARKERSON.
STEPHEN T. JOHNSON.
HENRY BROOKS.
COURTLAND C. AVERY.
JAMES DUGAN.
GEORGE F. EGERTON.
WM. M. SHERMAN.

A bronze plaque on the right side of the monument is inscribed:

29TH REGT. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
SILAS BROWN.
MOSES STEPHENSON.
CHAS. H. MONROE.
DANIEL EMMONS.
EDWARD FRANCIS.

31ST REGT. U.S.C.T.:
ALBERT HOWELL.
STEPHEN H. SMITH.
HENRY STEWART.
GIDEON J. MCCALL.

1ST REGT. CAVALRY:
ENLISTED MEN:
WILLIAM DAVIS.
HENRY W. GREENOUGH.
ALBERT MOFFITT.
JAMES S. MCDAVID.
CARL REEDER.
EDWARD F. TISDALE.
ALEXANDER DRISCOLL.
JOHN F. TREADWAY.
MICHAEL CARVER.
FREDERICK W. BAKER.
ANTON BURGMAYER.
JOSEPH A. BAILEY.
THOMAS M. BALDWIN.

1ST REGT. ARTILLERY:
ENLISTED MAN:
HENRY M. BECKWITH.

2ND REGT. ARTILLERY:
ENLISTED MEN:
JOHN BEST.
DAVID CRAMER.
WALTER M. FOX.
THOMAS KEELER.
HENRY LYNCH.
DAVID LACY.
HORACE B. WOOD.
AUGUST BEARG.

14TH REGT. R.I. ARTILLERY:
ENLISTED MAN:
CHESTER H. HALLAM.

51ST REGT. N.Y. INFANTRY:
ENLISTED MAN:
JACOB W. MILLER.

2ND REGT. N.Y. ARTILLERY:
LIEUT. W.A. BERRY.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 4/23/1875

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Connecticut

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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