Soldiers' Monument - Sharon, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 52.898 W 073° 28.583
18T E 626417 N 4637756
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located at the north end of the Town Green on Main Street in Sharon, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2013 5:42:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMGDD2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
Views: 1

Long Description:

A 7' high by 9' by 8' granite U-shaped exedra topped by a 5' high wooden cannon was designed by Emily O. Wheeler and dedicated on August 6, 1885. The monument honor the citizens of Sharon who enlisted in the Union forces during the Civil War. The cannon replaces the original metal cannon which fell into disrepair. On either side of the front of the exedra are carved sunbursts. Carved cannonballs are located at the end of the benches nearest to the central pedestal.

The four faces of the central pedestal are about a 3' high by 3.5' wide. Each face has an 2' square polished and inscribed dado.

The front, east, dado is inscribed:

Erected
by
The Town of Sharon
In memory of the brave
Men who enlisted from
This township in the war
of the Rebellion and fell
In the struggle to maintain
the Union

Anno Domini MDCCCLXXXV

North dado is inscribed:

DWIGHT STUDLEY
WILLIAM SLOVER
CHARLES TREADWAY
JOHN EBY
EDWARD WHITNEY
GEORGE KING
HENRY FRINK
WILLIAM PARRET
CHARLES J. REED
WILLIAM CHAPMAN

West dado is inscribed:

CHARLES CHINMAN
THEODORE F. WOODWARD
WILLIAM H. GAUL
PHILO L. COLE
CHARLES M. DOUGLASS
JULIUS N. COLE
GEORGE C. SKIFF
FRANKLIN L. WICKWIRE

South dado is inscribed:

ANDREW JACKSON
EDWIN CARR
BARNEY KINNEY
HENRY MCARTHUR
WILLIAM BUSH
JAMES DOYLE
JAMES MALONE
CHESTER SLOVER
MILO REYNOLDS

Date Installed or Dedicated: 8/6/1885

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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