Soldiers' Monument - Winchester, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 55.275 W 073° 03.602
18T E 660864 N 4642852
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located in East End Park in the Winsted section of Winchester, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 2:36:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMFP2R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

The Soldiers' Monument is a 6' high granite figure of a Union soldier standing on top of a 21' high granite base. The soldier is wearing a visored cap and knee length coat with a cape. He is carrying a kit with belt on his right side and a bayonet on his left side. He holds a rifle by the barrel with both hands, left over right. The rifle butt is on the ground by his right foot.

The figure of the soldier stands on top of a tall base decorated with raised the flags and eagle emblem of the United States on the front side, three stacked rifles on the east side , Seal of Connecticut on the back and crossed cannon on the west side.

The monument is made of Quincy granite fabricated by the Fox-Becker Granite Company. The monument was completed on October 6, 1904 and dedicated on May 30, 1905

Each face of the base has the name of a Civil War battle. The front face is inscribed:

COLD HARBOR

Below, in a cornice, is the year 1904 and a tablet that is inscribed:

FOR THE DEAD
A TRIBUTE -
FOR THE LIVING
A MEMORY -
FOR POSTERITY
AN EMBLEM
OF LOYALTY TO THE FLAG
OF THEIR COUNTRY

The east face is inscribed:

ANTIETAM

The north face is inscribed:

PORT HUDSON

Below, in a cornice, is inscribed:

THE
GIFT OF
CHARLES H. PINE

Below is a tablet that is inscribed:

IN HONOR OF THE PATRIOTISM
AND TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY
OF THE 368 BRAVE MEN WHO WENT
FORTH FROM THIS TOWN FROM
1861 TO 1865 AND PERILED THEIR
ALL THAT THE NATION MIGHT LIVE
THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN
ERECTED THAT ALL WHO COME
AFTER THEM MAY BE MINDFUL OF
THEIR DEEDS AND FAIL NOT IN THE
DAY OF TRIAL TO EMULATE
THEIR EXAMPLE

The west face is inscribed:

PETERSBURG

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1905

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Donated by Charles H. Pine

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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