Soldiers Monument - Branford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 16.878 W 072° 48.642
18T E 683344 N 4572296
Quick Description: The Soldiers Monument is located by the Town Hall at 1019 Main Street in Branford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2013 1:54:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMHZ0A
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

An 8' high granite sculpture of a Union standard bearer stands on a 24' by 7' square granite base. The soldier is wearing a Union uniform with a cap, short jacket, and buttoned-up shirt. His right hand is reaching across his body to hold the hilt of a sword on his left side. he holds a flagpole in the crook of his right arm. Below on the pedestal and shaft are reliefs of crossed rifles, a wreath with the letters G.A.R., a band of stars, and United States shields.

The sculpture was fabricated by the Smith Granite Company and Joseph Bedford did the stone cutting. The monument was installed next to the town hall in 1885.

The front dado is inscribed:

BRANFORD
TO HER BRAVE SONS
WHO FOUGHT IN THE WAR
OF THE REBELLION
1861-1865
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ONE COUNTRY-ONE FLAG

Each side has a pair of battle sites inscribed on the upper and lower part of the shaft:

FREDERICKSBURG & ANTIETAM
GETTYSBURG & SHILOH
PORT HURON & VICKSBURG
CHANCELLORSVILLE & NEW BERNE

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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