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Watertown in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Civil War Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
1. Civil War Monument
Inscription. (Front):
In commemoration
of the patriotism and valor
of the men of
Watertown
who, in the hour of peril,
offered their lives that the
republic might live, thus
winning the gratitude of their
fellow-citizens, the admiration
of succeeding generations and
a place among the nationís
heroes; this monument is erected
that their example may serve
as an inspiration to heroic
deeds in all coming time.

(Right):
Fifth Regiment Infantry
Co. D.
William Gridley

Sixth Regiment
Co. E.
Corp. Eugene McIntire

Seventh Regiment
Co. B.
Sergt. Frederick H. Welton
Theodore Welton
Co. D.
Benjamine H. Chase
Co. C.
William Watkins

Eighth Regiment
Co. E.
George H. Baker
Joseph S. Bronson

Eleventh Regiment
Co. C.
Sergt. Adolph Halfenmeyer
Co. E.
Albert S. Frost
Egbert
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
2. Civil War Monument
Names and units of the men who served.
D. Read

Fourteenth Regiment
Co. C.
Corp. Heman A. Morris

Twentieth Regiment
Co. A. Charles E. French
Co. H.
Lieut. Nathan B. Abbot
Corp. Merritt B. Woodruff
William H. H. Guilford
George S. Guilford
Co. K.
Peter Duffy

Twenty Second Regiment
Co. C.
Frederick G. Nichols

(Left):
Twenty Third Regiment
Co. A.
Lieut. John A Woodward
Sergt. Cyrus Thomas
Corp. Russell W. Ayres
Corp. John H. Bryan
Corp. John N. Ensign
Corp. Frederick S. Fairchild
Corp. George B. French
Corp. David M. Hard
George Andrus
Ezra E. Bassett
John J. Beecher
Charles F. Blackman
John Brouette
Marvin Brouette
George Clark
John Fitzpatrick
Edgar Gibson
Henry F. Gibson
Lyman F. Guernsey
Amos G. Hull
Charles Nightingale
William W. Parke
Julius J. Pope
George A. Porter
Charles W. Scott
George A. Wright
Co. H.
Richard Barlow
Edward
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
3. Civil War Monument
Names and units of the men who served.
L. Doolittle
Benjamin H. Mallett

Twenty Ninth Colored Regiment
Co. B.
John Horden
Moses H. Johnson
Co. C.
Corp. Henry Mitchell
Co. D.
Wesley Brooks
George Brown, 1st
John Jones
James Pierson
Co. E.
Gilbert Davis
Co. F.
Corp. Henry Roberts
Henry R. Mills
Joseph Roberts
Co. I.
Newman Lampman
Moses Moore

Thirty First Regiment
Co. B.
William Murray

(Back):
First Squadron Volunteer Cavalry
Co. A.
Maj. William H. Mallory
John Landigan
Co. B.
Sergt. George Castle
McHenry Stone

Second Light Battery
Philip Bath
James David
Joseph Michael
Francis J. Randall

First Regiment Heavy Artillery
Co. B.
2nd Lieut. Henry W. Loomis
Co. C.
Bronson Welton
Co. G.
Corp. Robert B. Atwood
Co. I
Sergt. Hubert G. Scott
Corp. John J. Fischer
Corp. Mark A. Patterson
Corp. Henry C. Scott
Augustus Lane
Lyman
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
4. Civil War Monument
Names and units of the men who served.
H. Leach
William C. Lundford
William D. Noble
Co. L
Theander C. Norton

Second Regiment Heavy Artillery
Co. B.
Capt. William H. Lewis, Jr.
Co. D.
Sergt. James McCormick
Sergt. Theodore C. Glazier
Sergt. Edgar R. Lewis
Sergt. Andrew J. Tutte
Corp. William G. Atwood
Corp. Charles L. Bryan
Corp. Edward C. Hopson
John S. Atwood
Dwight G. Atwood
Norman W. Barnes
Harvey Bronson
Philo A. Fenn
Timothy Malone
Hiram Mattoon
Simon O'Donnell, Jr.
James H. Pritchard
Charles Warner
William H. Whitlelaw
Co. F.
Elisha Wells
Co. K.
Corp. John A. Ludford
Charles Reed
Thomas Wheeler

 
Erected 1908.
 
Location. 41° 36.367′ N, 73° 7.125′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of DeForest Street (U.S. 6) and Veterans Hill
Civil War Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
5. Civil War Monument
, on the right on DeForest Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watertown CT 06795, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion A. Munson Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to Our Sons and Daughters Who Served Their Country in the World War 1914-1918 (within shouting distance of this marker); Watertown Killed in Action Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Watertown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers of 1776 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Michael Dayton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rev'd John Trumbull (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jonathan Scott and Hannah Hawkes (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Watertown.
 
More about this marker. From the Historical Town Walk brochure published by the Watertown Historical Society and Museum:
On October 10, 1908, this 36 foot high monument was dedicated to the men from Watertown who served in the Civil War. All of their 130 names are on the bronze tablets at the base of the structure. Encircling the monumentís shaft the battles in which the men from Watertown took part are carved.
Battles: Antietam, Winchester, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor
 
Also see . . .  29th Connecticut Infantry. Formed in 1864, 900 men formed the state's first African-American regiment. (Submitted on May 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. USCT, United States Colored Troops
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,125 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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