Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Clinton, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 16.625 W 072° 31.044
18T E 707922 N 4572489
Quick Description: Soldiers and Sailors Monument located on Liberty Green on the north side of Route 1 in Clinton, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2013 6:40:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMHXYC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

A 6' high by 1.5' by 1.5' granite figure of a Union soldier stands on a 9.5' high by 6' square granite base. The monument was fabricated by the Fox-Becker Granite Company and dedicated in May 1911.

The soldier is dressed in a Union uniform. He is wearing a moustache, cap, knee length coat and cape. He is holding a rifle vertically in front of left hand over right with the butt touching the ground by his right foot. His left foot is placed slightly forward.

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

ERECTED BY
THE WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS
AND THE CITIZENS OF CLINTON
IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS
AND SAILORS WHO FOUGHT
TO PRESERVE THE UNION
1861-1865
FOR THE DEAD A TRIBUTE,
FOR THE LIVING A MEMORY,
FOR POSTERITY AN EMBLEM
OF LOYALTY TO THE FLAG
OF THEIR COUNTRY

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/1/1911

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Citizens of Clinton

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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