Soldiers' Monument - Bristol, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 40.683 W 072° 57.230
18T E 670314 N 4616054
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located in West Cemetery, 49 Pound Street, Bristol, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2014 4:50:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMM68W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The Bristol Soldiers' Monument is a 35' tall square brownstone column topped by a carved brownstone eagle. The column was fabricated James G. Batterson and erected on January 20, 1866.

On the front of the is carved sculpture containing crossed rifles, a flag, sword, and cartridge box hanging from the musket. Lower down the column are two draped carved shields

Encircling the column is inscribed:

Upper circle: ANTIETAM - FRED'KSBURG - FORT WAGNER - NEW BERN
Lower circle: ANDERSONVILLE - PLYMOUTH - IRISH BEND - GETTYSBURG

The lower base on the east side contains the following weathered dedication:

ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS OF BRISTOL WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES
IN BEHALF OF THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR OF THE GREAT REBELLION
THE SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN

Each if the four sides is inscribed with the weathered names, units, places, dates and ages of the men from Bristol who died during the Civil War:

East side names, units, places, dates and ages:

MEMBERS OF BRISTOL CO. K. 16. REG. C.V.

CAPT. NEWTON S. MANROSS. KILLED AT ANTIETAM, SEPT. 17, 1862. Æ 37
HENRY ALDRICH. KILLED AT ANTIETAM, SEPT. 17, 1862. Æ 11
FRANK E. WILCOX. DIED IN HOSPITAL, NOV. 9, 1862. Æ 18

DIED PRISONERS OF WAR

LAWRENCE SHAINE. OF WOUNDS AT RALEIGH, N.C. JUNE 15, 1864. Æ 15
GEORGE A. GRAHAM. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. JULY 1, 1864. Æ 19
ADNA E. NICHOLS. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. AUG. 8, 1864. Æ 16
HENRY G. WAY. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. AUG. 18, 1864. Æ 19
HENRY A. ROBINSON. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. AUG. 21, 1864. Æ 18
CHARLES DAGNON. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. AUG. 21, 1864. Æ 50
MICHAEL CULLEN. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. AUG. 31, 1864. Æ 21
SILAS J. MATTHEWS. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. SEP. 10, 1864. Æ 22
KARL SCHUBERT. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. SEP. 29, 1864. Æ 26
WILLIAM EMMET. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. OCT. 27, 1864. Æ 23
FRANKLIN HAYS. AT ANDERSONVILLE, GA. OCT. 27, 1864. Æ 22

South side names, units, places, dates, and ages:

MEMBERS OF SUNDRY REGIMENTS

DIED IN HOSPITAL

HORACE E.L. LANE. CO. B. 5 REG. C.V. FEB. 23, 1862. Æ 19
PERCIVAL S. HILLS. CO. B. 5 REG. C.V. AUG. 23, 1862. Æ 40
WILLIAM O'BRIEN. CO. D. 5 REG. C.V. FEB. 26, 1864. Æ 28
ANSEL BARNES. CO. C. 7 REG. C.V. NOV. 6, 1864. Æ 24
JOHN T. BARRY. CO. C. 9 REG. C.V. NOV. 28, 1863. Æ 43
SILAS W. HUBBARD. CO. C. 10 REG. C.V. MCH. 28, 1863. Æ 19
GEORGE A. WILCOX. CO. C. 10 REG. C.V. DEC. 27, 1864. Æ 25
PHILOS B. JOHNSON. CO. C. 12 REG. C.V. DEC. 27, 1862. Æ 23
JAMES W. BLAKESLEY. CO. H. 13 REG. C.V. OCT. 20, 1863. Æ 21
JOHN L. GRIGGS. CO. G. 16 REG. C.V. SEPT. 1, 1862. Æ 19
LUCIUS F. OSBORNE. 1. HEAVY ART. JULY. 26, 1864. Æ 28
FRANCIS E. JOHNSON. 1. HEAVY ART. AUG. 29, 1865. Æ 30

West side names, unit, places, dates, and ages:

MEMBERS OF SUNDRY REGIMENTS

KILLED IN BATTLE

CHARLES W. CHEGINI. CO. B. 5 REG. C.V. AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN. AUG. 9, 1862. Æ 20
ROBERT O. LANE. CO. B. 5 REG. C.V. AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN. AUG. 9, 1862. Æ 26
ALFRED GOODRICH. CO. B. 5 REG. C.V. AT MARIETTA, GARY. JUNE 22, 1864. Æ 21
HORACE GRAY. CO. A. 7 REG. C.V. AT FORT WAGNER. JULY 12, 1863. Æ 31
LIEUT. FRANKLIN J. CANDEE. 2 HEAVY ART. AT WINCHESTER. SEPT. 19, 1864. Æ 26
NOBLE ANDRUS. 2 HEAVY ART. AT BATTLE CREEK. OCT. 19, 1864. Æ 54
JOHN G. HANSON. CO. A. 83 N.Y.V. AT 2 BULL RUN. AUG. 30, 1862. Æ 18
DWIGHT R. IVES. CO. C. 2 N.Y.V. AT 2 BULL RUN. AUG. 30, 1862. Æ 23
NORRIDON BENNET. CO. C. 2 N.Y.V. AT GETTYSBURGH. JULY. 2, 1863. Æ 32

BRISTOL. CO. I. 25 REG. C.V.

HENRY E. ROCKWELL. KILLED AT BATON ROUGE. MCH. 10, 1863. Æ 27
HENRY D. WRIGHT. KILLED AT IRISH BEND. APR. 14, 1863. Æ 21
CHARLES S. COOK. WOUNDED AT IRISH BEND & DIED . MAY 28, 1863. Æ 25
JOHN M. FRANCIS. DIED AT BATON ROUGE. JUNE 9, 1863. Æ 32

South side names, units, places, dates, and ages:

BRISTOL CO. K. 16. REG. C.V.

DIED PRISONERS OF WAR

WILLIS W. WAY. AT FLORENCE, S.C. SEP. 20, 1864. Æ 23
AMOS . FOSTER. AT FLORENCE, S.C. OCT. 22, 1864. Æ 29
CHARLES CHURCHILL JR. AT FLORENCE, S.C. NOV. 3, 1864. Æ 20
LYMAN H. PERKINS. AT FLORENCE, S.C. NOV. 20, 1864. Æ 37
RUSSELL P. FELLOWS. AT FLORENCE, S.C. NOV. 30, 1864. Æ 26
SAMUEL F. RICHARDS. AT FLORENCE, S.C. DEC. 30, 1864. Æ 23
RICHARD H. MORSE. AT FLORENCE, S.C. FEB. 1, 1865. Æ 31
HENRY J. FUNK AT FLORENCE, S.C. FEB. 15, 1865. Æ 21
THOMAS W. STONE. AT CHARLESTON, S.C. OCT. 5, 1864. Æ 32
FRANCIS D. PARDEE. AT CHARLESTON, S.C. OCT. 5, 1864. Æ 19
MARTIN H. BLAKESLEY. AT CHARLESTON, S.C. DEC. 9, 1864. Æ 23
GEORGE S. NETTLETON. AT ANNAPOLIS, MD. DEC. 25, 1864. Æ 30
ARETUS CULVER. AT BRISTOL, CT. FEB. 9, 1865. Æ 45

LOST AT SEA

ELBERT SUTLIFF. ON THE GEN. LYON. MCH. 30, 1865. Æ 25
EDWARD SMITH. ON THE BLACK DIAMOND. APR. 24, 1865. Æ 21

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/20/1866

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Bristol, CT

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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