Soldiers' Monument - East Berlin, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 37.082 W 072° 43.095
18T E 690100 N 4609883
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument in East Berlin, CT is located at 291 Berlin Street at the intersection with Main Street.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 4:57:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7Z4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The Civil War monument in East Berlin, CT was erected by the Washburn Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1871. A 20' tall brownstone obelisk is placed on a pedestal. The monument is inscribed on all for sides. Two bands with the names of battles encircle the shaft.

The front faces south. On the front base, in raised capital letters, is the inscription:

SOLDIERS

The bands on the south face of shaft are inscribed:

ANTIETAM
and
GETTYSBURG

and the shaft has the carved seal of Connecticut and the inscription:

WASHBURN
POST. G.A.R.
1871

The south dado has 14 names some followed by letters and/or numbers:

MOSES McCRUM
WM. A. NORTH
HIRAM BELDEN
WM. BARNUM
CHARLES N. PENFIELD
HENRY TIBBALS
WM. H. TIBBALS
JOHN T. KENARD
CHARLES H. BUTTON
SOLOMON H. WOODS
GEORGE W. COOK
HENRY HUBBARD
JOHN HUBBARD
WALTER E. PENFIELD

The bands on the east face of the shaft are inscribed:

PETERSBURG
and
PORT HUDSON

Nine names are inscribed on the east dado:

MARVIN COOK
DAVID B. LINCOLN
EUGENE W. KENYON
JOHN K. DOOLITTLE
CHARLES McWHINNIE
MAX HAMANN
LUMAN PADDOCK
THO. E. DEMARS
C.W. FOWLER

The bands on the north face of the shaft are inscribed:

FLORENCE
and
ANDERSONVILLE

Fourteen names are inscribed on the north dado:

HENRY M. WILSON
WM. E. MOORE
ANDRE J. BACON
JOHN COGAN
HENRY DEMING A. 25
PHILIP DEMING
FRANK E. KILBY
L.A. PORTER G. 16
O.E. STEELE H. 12
G.W. COLVIN B. 7
AUGUST BRANDT I.H.
HENRY SAGE A. 25
JOHN E. ROOT B. 22

The bands on the west face of the shaft are inscribed:

WILDERNESS
and
FREDERICKSBURG

Fifteen names are inscribed on the north dado:

W.A. WASHBURN CO. G. 16 R.
SAML. E. WOODRUFF
R.G. BARTOW
ORLANDO BELDEN
N.S. GLADWIN
C.S. RICHARDSON
JAS. H. ARNOLD K.
HIRAM A. CLARK
WM. W. SKELLY G.1.H.A.
SID. GRISWOLD
H.G. MILLER
J.L. TUTTLE
HENRY RICHARDS
CALVIN POLLARD
ALFRED GRISWOLD K.S.

The west base contains one name:

CHARLES B. WHITTLESEY

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1871

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Washburn Post G.A.R.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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