Civil War Monument - Litchfield, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 44.829 W 073° 11.375
18T E 650529 N 4623286
Quick Description: The Litchfield, CT Civil War monument is located in the center of the Town Common surrounded by North St. to the west, South St. to the east, East St. to the north, and West St. to the south.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2012 5:37:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMFTJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:

The beautiful Litchfield Civil War monument is a marble obelisk rising from a rectangular pedestal resting on a gray granite base. The monument is 18.25' high by 4.75' square. It was sculpted by an unknown artist and erected by the Town of Litchfield, in 1874, to honor its citizens who died in the Civil War.

The south facing side has an elaborate bas relief sculpture. On the upper left and right corners are seated Union soldiers with their heads bowed and resting on the barrels of their vertically held rifles. On the bottoms corners there are flags. Under the left flag is a pyramid of cannon balls. In the lower middle drum is flanked by a pair of kits. In the middle is raised capital letters inscribed the Latin phrase PRO PATRIA (For County). Bands on the front of the obelisk are inscribed, FT DARLING and FISHERS HILL between is the seal of the State of Connecticut.

The east face has ANTIETAM and FT HARRISON inscribed within bands. Below are the names of citizens who died in the Civil War:

ROLL OF HONOR
DIED
NORMAN H. L. BARBER
FRANCIS E. BARBER
New Berne
GEORGE W. BALDWIN
FRANCIS A. NEWCOMB
SYLVANUS M. CLARK
Georgetown
JOHN TOMPKINS
JEROME NICHOLE
CHARLES L. CASTLE
New Orleans
RUFUS M. BISSELL
CHARLES CATLIN
ENOS TOMPKINS
JAMES B. BEACH
Hunters Chapel Va
ELLIOT BARSE
Deanfort
LUMAN N. LAMPMAN
Bermuda Hundred
THOMAS DICKENSON
Aikens Landing
JAMES EDWARDS
Brownsville Texas
HENRY H. BUNNELL

The north face has PETERSBURG and NORTH ANNA inscribed within bands. Below are the names of citizens who died in the Civil War:

ROLL OF HONOR
KILLED IN ACTION
Fishers Hill Va. Sept 22 1861
DAVID B. WOOSTER
Chancellorsville Va.
WALTER HALE May 3, 1863
Winchester Va. Sept 19, 1861
WILLIAM BUCKLEY
HORACE HUBBARD
HIRAM T. COONEY
FRANKLIN M. BUNNELL
Fort Darling Va. May 16, 1864
EDWARD WADHAMS
Antietam Md. Sept. 17, 1862
GEORGE F. BOOTH
MORTON W. CASTLE
THOMAS MASON
DIED
Alexandria Va.
FREDRICK B. WEBSTER
WATSON PARMELEE
ALBERT P. NEWBERRY
HENRY M. MINER
EDWIN F. PERKINS
DAVID M. CANDEE

The west face has WINCHESTERand COLD HARBOR inscribed within bands. Below are the names of citizens who died in the Civil War:

ROLL OF HONOR
KILLED IN ACTION
COLD HARBOR VA. JUNE 1, 1864
LUMAN WADHAMS
JOSEPH H. P. PARKS
ALBERT A. JONES
GEORGE W. POTTER
CHARLES ADAMS JR
APOLLOS C. MORSE
ROBERT WATT
LYMAN J. SMITH JR.
ANDREW J. BROOKER
JOHN IFFLAND
PATRICK RYAN
ALMON J. BRADLEY
WILLARD H. PARMALEE
JOSEPH E. CAMP
North Anna Va.
HENRY W. WADHAMS
Petersburgh Va.
GEO. B. HEMPSTEAD
E. GOODWIN OSBORN
Fort Harrison Va.
THOMAS H McKINLEY
SETH F. PLUMB

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1874

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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