Soldier's Monument - Talcottville in Vernon, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 49.091 W 072° 29.922
18T E 707747 N 4632614
Quick Description: The Soldier's Monument is located in Mt. Hope Cemetery, off Main Street, in the Talcottville section of Vernon, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2014 5:08:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMM992
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 1

Long Description:

A 25' high brownstone monument honors eight local residents who died during Civil War service. It was fabricated by S.S. Batterson of Hartford, CT and contains the names of eight soldiers from Talcottville who died during the Civil War. It is unusual because the names are inscribed in the lower band and on the base of the obelisk, as well as on dados on each face of the obelisk. The monument was dedicated in 1869 and restored in 2008.

The front, east face, of the monument has a carving of cross rifles, a sheathed sword and a wreath. STOUGHTON appears in the lower band and HUNN on the base. There are three inscriptions, from lower to higher:

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE SOLDIERS FROM THIS PLACE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WAR AGAINST THE REBELLION


CAPT.
FRANK E. STOUGHTON
CO. D. 14. REGT. C.V.
DIED JAN. 1, 1866.
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HORACE HUNN
CO. B. 16 REGT. C.V.
DIED IN HOSPITAL, MD.
OCT. 12, 1862.
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CONTRIBUTORS.
NATHANIEL HUBBARD.
REV. GEO. A. OVIATT.
H.W. TALCOTT.
G.D. TALCOTT.
L.P. TALCOTT.
A.K. TALCOTT.

On the north face FOSTER appears in the lower band and LOOMIS on the base. The dado is inscribed:

PHILIP H. FOSTER
CO. B. 16. REGT. C.V.
KILLED IN ANTIETAM.
SEPT. 17, 1862.
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HENRY LOOMIS
CO. B. 16. REGT. C.V.
DROWNED IN THE POTOMAC
APRIL 24, 1865.
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On the west face HILLS appears in the lower band and BUSHNELL on the base. The dado is inscribed:

ALONZO HILLS
CO. B. 16. REGT. C.V.
DIED IN PRISON IN CHARLESTON
S.C. OCT. 6, 1861.
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JAMES M. BUSHNELL
CO. B. 16. REGT. C.V.
DIED IN HOSPITAL
NOV. 15, 1862.
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On the south face BROWN appears in the lower band and BANTLEY on the base. The dado is inscribed:

ORRIN D. BROWN
CO. A. 106 REGT. N.Y.V.
DIED AT NORTH MOUNTAIN VA.
APRIL 22, 1863.
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FRANCIS BANTLEY
CO. H. REGT. C.V.
DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE
AUG. 24, 1864.
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Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1869

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Talcottville in Vernon, CT

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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