Preserve the Memory Monument - Bristol, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 40.143 W 072° 55.979
18T E 672074 N 4615096
Quick Description: Preserve the Memory Monument is located on Veterans Green along Memorial Boulevard in Bristol, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2014 5:55:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7A7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:

The original Civil War brownstone monument erected by the City of Bristol in West Cemetery is becoming difficult to read. Over time it will become illegible. To preserve the memory of the fallen Civil War soldiers from Bristol, the City erected this new monument in Veterans Green in 2011, on the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War.

A 9' tall by 5' wide brown granite monument is polished on the polished front and rear. The the front contains the image of an eagle with spread wings holding a saber in its talons, a pair of crossed cannons and cannonballs. Under the image is the inscription:

CIVIL WAR
1861 - 1865

The plinth is inscribed:

FREDRICKSBURG
ANTIETAM - PLYMOUTH

A bronze plaque on the monument contains the image of the original monument in West Cemetery inscriptions and a two column list of 54 names:

(image} PRESERVE THE MEMORY

BRISTOL’S ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MONUMENT
WAS DEDICATED ON JANUARY 20, 1866,
AND STANDS IN THE WEST CEMETERY. THE
RAVAGES OF TIME ARE SLOWLY DESTROYING
THE SOLDIER’S NAMES THAT APPEAR ON ITS
WEATHERED BROWNSTONE. TO INSURE THEY
ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, THIS NEW MONUMENT
IS DEDICATED TO THEIR MEMORY.

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM BRISTOL WHO GAVE UP
           THEIR LIVES TO PRESERVE THE UNION.

ALDRICH, HENRY
ANDRUS, NOBLE
BARNES, ANSEL
BARRY, JOHN T.
BENNET, NORRIDON
BLAKESLEY, JAMES W.
BLAKESLEY, MARTIN H.
CANDEE, FRANKLIN J.
CHURCHHILL, CHARLES JR.
COOK, CHARLES H.
CULLEN, MICHAEL
CULVER, ARETUS
DAGNON, CHARLES
EMMET, WILLIAM
FELLOWS, RUSSEL P.
FOSTER, AMOS M.
FRANCIS, JOHN M.
FUNK, HENRY J.
GHECINI, CHARLES W.
GOODRICH, ALFRED
GRAHAM, GEORGE A.
GRAY, HORACE
GRIGGS, JOHN L.
HANSON, JOHN G.
HAYES, FRANKLIN
HILLS, PERCIVAL S.
HUBBARD, SILAS W.

IVES, DWIGHT R.
JOHNSON, FRANCIS E.
JOHNSON, PHILOS B.
LANE, HORACE E.
LANE, ROBERT O.
MANROSS, NEWTON S.
MATTHEWS, SILAS J.
MORSE, RICHARD H.
NETTLETON, GEORGE E.
NICHOLS, ADNA E.
O’BRIEN, WILLIAM
OSBORNE, LUCIUS F.
PARDEE, FRANCIS D.
PERKINS, LYMAN H.
RICHRDS, SAMUEL F.
ROBINSON, HENRY A.
ROCKWELL, HENRY B.
SCHUBERT, KARL
SHAINE, LAWRENCE
SMITH, EDWARD
STONE, THOMAS W.
SUTLIFF, ELBERT
WAY, HENRY G.
WAY, WILLIS W.
WILCOX, FRANK E.
WILCOX, GEORGE A.
WRIGHT, HENRY D.

   THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED IN 2011,
THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/2011

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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