Soldier's Monument - Granby, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 57.218 W 072° 47.346
18T E 683239 N 4646992
Quick Description: The Granby Soldier's Monument is located at the intersection of Routes 10/202 and 20 - Salmon Brook Street and East Granby Road.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2011 5:01:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMD58J
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:

The Granby Soldier's Monument is a 21' high brownstone figure of a 7' high Union soldier standing on a 14' by 6' by 7.5' tapered and multi-tiered base that sits on a pedestal. The monument was sculpted by Carl H. Conrads. George Keller was the architect and the firm of James G. Batterson was the contractor. The monument was dedicated on July 4, 1868.

A Union soldier with a moustache and beard stands looking downward. He is wearing a visored cap, belted jacket and long overcoat which is worn over the shoulders. He is holding a rifle vertically to his left side with both hands on the barrel, right over left. The rifle butt rest near his left foot. The base is inscribed on each side.

The front pedestal is inscribed:

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more.

Above the pedestal the is inscribed:

(Ten names and dates of death, arranged by unit)

ANDERSONVILLE

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY
VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS,
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BRAVE MEN
FROM THE TOWN OF GRANBY,
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THE UNION
IN THE WAR OF THE GREAT REBELLION.
ERECTED JULY 4, 1868.

On the west face of the pedestal:

They that sow in tears will reap in joy.

Above the pedestal the is inscribed:

(Eight names and dates of death)

SHARPSBURG

On the north side

Death is swallowed up in victory.

Above the pedestal:

(seven names and dates of death)

COLD HARBOR

On the east side

Faithful unto death

Above the pedestal:

(twelve names and dates of death)

PETERSBURG

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/4/1868

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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