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

Winchester Soldiers’ Memorial

Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
1. Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker

Erected 1890.
Location. 41° 55.473′ N, 73° 4.365′ W. Marker is in Winsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Crown Street 0.1 miles south of Munro Place, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winsted CT 06098, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winsted Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winsted Korean Conflict - Persian Gulf Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Living Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winchester VFW Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winsted Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winchester Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winsted Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Winchester Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winsted.
More about this marker. The Winsted Soldiers Memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1984

The Winchester Soldiers' Monument, built with granite rock supplied from a quarry near the town's Highland Lake, is fashioned in the style
Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
2. Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker
of an old world feudal tower with a watch tower projecting above the battlements of the structure on which stands a bronze cast figure of a Civil War Soldier. The Monument is 20 feet square at the base and 15 feet square at the top and stands nearly 44 feet high from the ground to the top of the battlements and rises another 20 feet to the top of the soldier's color staff. The bronze cast soldier stands on a tourelle (a tower jumping out of a wall) at one corner of the structure. The solder, sculptured by George E. Bissell, was cast by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Co. of New York City. It is believed that local resident and Civil War veteran Colonel Samuel B. Horne served as a model for the bronze statue. Horn is said to have been the first man to enlist in the Civil War from Winchester and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The granite is an uncommon color that appears at times to be pinkish cast and at others times greenish gray. Some of the individual stones are as large as 56" long and 15" high and at the base 26" deep. Construction of the Monument on the top of Camp Hill in 1888-1890 required unique engineering and physical labor.

Inside the Memorial there are three floors each with a room 12 feet square. At each floor, windows provide an overlook of the area. A wooden internal stairway leads to each floor and to the top of the tower.

On the
Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
3. Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker
first floor is a marble fireplace and nearby a wall-size granite dedication plaque. On the second floor there are five tablets attached to the walls. These plaques contain the names of more than 300 men who served in the Civil War. The third floor allows visitors to examine the buildings interior construction.

The Memorial was completed in 1890 and officially dedicated Thursday, September 11, 1890. At the dedication ceremony, Governor Morgan G. Bulkeley and other state and national figures attended. Also at the dedication, attended by an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people, were many surviving Civil War soldiers. In newspaper accounts of the dedication and in interviews with dignitaries at the time, it was noted that the monument was built to stand for ages and called "one of the handsomest monuments in the state."
Also see . . .
1. Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. George Edwin Bissell. Wikepedia entry for sculptor George Edwin Bissell (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.) 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication plaque and five name tablets inside of the Memorial
[Dedication Plaque on First Floor]
Erected by the
Statue at the Top image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
4. Statue at the Top
of Winchester
in recognition of their obligation

– to –

The Loyal men
who represented them during
The War of The Rebellion
whose names
are herein perpetuated
in Grateful Remembrance of
their Patriotic Service

1861 - - - 1865

[Name Tablets are mounted on the Second Floor of the Memorial]

[Name Tablet - A - D, Column One]
George Allen Jabez Alvord George L. Andrews George E. Andrews Antoine Albert Mason Atkins Gottlieb Arnold Jackson Avers Joseph H. C. Bachelder Ira C. Bailey Marcus Baird James Baker Charles Baldwin James R. Baldwin Decius C. Bancroft Chester L. Bancroft Samuel C. Barber Lewis S. Barnes John B. Barnes Lyman A. Barton Earnest A. Basney Wheelock T. Batcheller Albert M. Beach Burton B. Beach Edward Beach Daniel Bellows George Bellows Gustave R. Bernhart John Biderman Patrick E. Birmingham Hippolite Bleuet Alfred G. Bliss Henry Bradley Samuel U. Brewer Charles A. Bristol Francis T. Brown Jacob T. Brown George Bulcroft Robert J. Bulcroft Alawson D. Bunnell Almeron Bunnell Albert Burdick James Burke Francis Burger Richard Butler James M. Burton Adelbert M. Calkins

[Name Tablet - A - D, Column Two]
Alfred Calkins Edward Camsell George Canfield
Entrance Arch to the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
5. Entrance Arch to the Monument
Benjamin G. Carman Edward F. Carrington Philip D. Carroll Thomas Caserley Victor Clauodt Chester D. Cleveland Henry E. Cleveland Lucius W. Clary Daniel S. Coe James N. Coe Peter Coe William F. Coggswell Sherman T. Cooke Fredrick M. Cooke Henry P. Cook Wolcott Cook Giles A. Cone Alfred Comins Andrew Collins John C. Cooley Samuel A. Cooper William S. Cooper William Couch Chauncy S. Crittenden James R. Cummings Chauncey Culver Robert A. Cutler Charles Daniels Frederick M. Daniels George Daniels Edward Day Henry A. Dayton Lewis Dayton Levi L. Dayton Cornelius Dayton Charles Decker Henry M. Dee Henry Deitertt Charles O. Dennin James Dennin John M. Dennin George N. Dewey Robert Dempsey Edward Didsbury

[Name Tablet - D - L, Column One]
Adam J. N. Dilly Edward H. Dolphin James Dolphin Michael Donnelly Edgar V. Doughty Edwin Downs Lewis Downs Bernard W. Doyle James Dudley James Dugan David Durand Hiram Eddy Brastus Eggleston Geoge W. Eggleston Gustavus Eggleston Lucius Eggleston Rusus Eggeston Arnold Egly William Elliott, Jr. George W. Elmore Burton B. Evitts Jared P. Everts Thomas Farley James G. Ferris Myron Ferris Edward Finn Michael Finn Philip D. Fisk Matthew Fitzgerald Daniel Fitzpatrick Edward S. Fleming Elliot Fleming Paul Forcier Claudius W. S. Foster Correll T. French Fernando Gale Westley Gale John E. Garrett Birdsey Gibbs George N. Gibbs Charles Gilbert John Gloster Dennis Glynn Salmon A. Granger Ward Grant James A. Green Manwaring Green

[Name Tablet - D - L, Column Two]
Samuel E. Griffin Michael Haggarty William Hague William Hall Charles Harris Leonard S. Harris Luther W. Hart Timothy A. Hart Willard Hart William F. Hatch, Jr. Charles L. Hewitt Edwin E. Hewitt Solomon R. Hinsdale Nelson Hodges William S. Holabird Charles N. Hollister Wm. Henry Holman George W. Hopkins Benjamin E. Hosford Charles L. Hosford Hugh Hay George Hoskin John J. Horne Robert E. Horne Samuel B. Horne Orson Howard Alonzo J. Hull Charles Hull William R. Hubbard Asa Humiston Andrew M. Hurlbut Goerge W. Hurlbut John W. Hurlbut William S. Hurlbut George Jessup Patrick Keegan Henry Kemp Abram G. Kellogg Henry C. Kent Edward B. Kinne George Kinney Francis H. Kinney Horace Kinney Lewis Kreager James A. Latham George L. Leonard Jacob Leroy

[Name Tablet - L - P]
Charles H. Lewis Fredrick Liebeck Ralph Linay Goerge Losaw William H. Losaw Daniel Lutherington Charles Maddra James E. Maddra Elbert Manchester B. Frank Marsh Lorenzo Martin Walter Martin Silas H. McAlpin Thomas McCarthy James C. McCauley James McDermott Alexander McGuire William McGrans John McMann Sterling D. Milliman Charles H. Moore George Moore Harvey Moore Herman P. Moore Milton T. Moore Silas Moore Thomas Morris Daniel Mullen Augustus Nevins Caleb P. Newman Henry Overton Leander Packard William T. Page, Jr. Charles E. Palmer Frank Parkcant John Partridge Frank S. Pease George L. Pease James A. Pease George W. Pendleton Frederick O. Peck Ira W. Pettibone Joseph Pettit William N. Pierce Charles H. Pine Charles H. Pond William H. Pool

[Name Tablet - P - W, Column One]
Charles C. Potter Charles Presber Fredrick W. Presber Jerome Preston James Price William Prince Henry Prindle Nelson Proper Patrick Quigley David R. Rankin Charles A. Reynolds Henry J. Reynolds Augustus Richwein Elam E. Richardson Theodore Robbins Henry L. Roberts Hiram C. Roberts Julius Rogers John Rose Edward E. Rowe William H. Rowe Ansel Rowley Henry H. Rowley John G. Rowley Edward Rugg Harlan P. Rugg Timothy Ryan Edmund B. Sage Stephen W. Sage Hicks Seaman William Seymons Philip Shelley John B. Sinclair Edward Skinner Henry Skinner Jeffrey Skinner Lucius S. Skinner Orlow J. Smith Prosper W. Smith Thomas Smith William E. Snediker William H. Slack Charles Slater Philip Stabell Darwin S. Starks Charles H. Stewart

[Name Tablet - P - W, Column Two]
Platner S. Sweet John M. Teeter James Tencellent Joel G. Thorp Julius Thorn Frank S. Turner Albert M. Tuttle Hubbard E. Tuttle James Tuttle John K. Twiss George M. VanOstrem Henry VanDeusen John W. Vaughn Herbert L. Veber William A. Wadsworth William C. Wakefield Huber A. Warner William Warner Cassius Watson Joseph Watson William S. Watson John B. Welch Thomas Welch Henry Wenzel Willard S. Wetmore Henry Williams John P. Wilbur Howard S. Wheeler John E. Wheeler Mark H. Wheeler Lucien B. Wheelock Matthew Wiffler George White Henry C. White Wilson B. White Marcus J. Whitehead George Wood Warren M. Wood Julius Woodford William S. Woodford James G. Woodruff Wallace W. Woodruff Erastus Woodworth Columbus Wright George Wright Henry W. Wright

[Supplementary List ]
Seba Beach James Dolphin George C. Downs Davis Hart Edward Hazzard Lewis Hazzard Myron N. Hubbard Edward Keegan Richard Laffin Joseph M. Marsh Henry C. White George J. Pond Darwin C. Andrews Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

2. Style of memorial
I've seen towers of a similar shape in Scotland from roughly around the same period described as Scots baronial style. I don't think this is particularly in Scots baronial style but it will have been part of the Gothic revival which was fashionable in Western architecture around at that time.

Editor's Note: According to the Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park web site, it is indeed designed in Gothic Revival.
    — Submitted August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Categories. War, US Civil
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