Knight Hospital Monument - New Haven, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 18.190 W 072° 56.717
18T E 672015 N 4574448
Quick Description: Knight Hospital Monument is surrounded by the graves of Union soldiers and located near Winthrop Avenue in Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2016 12:25:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMTN7Z
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

Knight Hospital Monument is a 25' high granite monument that honors the Union Soldiers who died at the Knight Hospital during the Civil War. At the top of the monument is the granite figure of a Union soldier. He has a full beard and mustache and is wearing a cap, a long overcoat and cape. He is holding a musket vertically by his left side with his left hand above his right hand on the barrel. His right leg bent slightly at the knee and his right foot is in front of his left foot. On the east side of the obelisk is a trophy depicting flags, cannons, ramrods, and the seals of Connecticut and the United States.

The monument was sculpted by Charles Conrads, the architect was George Keller, and James G. Batterson supplied the granite and did the fabrication. It was dedicated in 1870.

On the east dado is the dedication:

DEDICATED A.D. 1870
BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES AND
PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THE
TWO HUNDRED AND FOUR UNION SOLDIERS
WHO DIED IN KNIGHT HOSPITAL,
IN NEW HAVEN,
IN THE YEARS 1862, 3, 4, & 5
AND WERE BURIED IN THESE GROUNDS

An upper band and a lower band encircle the shaft. Each has the names of four Civil War battled.

The upper band is inscribed:

GETTYSBURG - ANTIETAM - VICKSBURG - NEWBERNE

The lower band is inscribed:

FORT FISHER - CHICKAMAUGA - MALVERN HILL - FREDERICKSBURG

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1870

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Connecticut

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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