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Berlin in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Civil War Monument

 
 
First Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
1. First Civil War Monument
north side
Inscription.
[ north side ]
Erected to Commemorate the Death
Of Those Who Perished in Suppressing
The Southern Rebellion
How sleep the brave who sink to rest.
By all their country's wishes blest.
1863
Soldiers

[ west side ]
James L. Bailey
Cedar Mountain. Aug. 9. 1863.
Leverett H. Gladding
N.O. La. Aug. 12. 1862.
John L. Kent
Antietam. Sept. 17. 1862.
James Ringwood

[ east side ]
George W. Horton
N.O. La. Oct. 6. 1862
Henry F. Allen
Pocotaligo. Oct. 22. 1862
Birdsey J. Beckley
Fredericksburg. Dec. 13. 1862
Capt. Frank A. Cole
Washington D.C. Oct. 4. 1864
Aged 22.

[ south side ]
Danford J. Davis
Morton's Ford. Jan. 1. 1864
Charles H. Stanley
Cold Harbor. June 1. 1864.
James W. Belden
Charleston S.C. Oct. 1. 1864
Roswell Root
New Haven. May 5. 1865
Wm. W. Warner
Charleston S.C. Nov. 5. 1864
John E. Warner
Annapolis Md. Dec. 23. 1864
Richard Ringwood
Andersonville Ga.
Nelson M. Ritchie
Co. G. 16. C. V.

 
Erected 1863.
 
Location. 41° 37.378′ 
First Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
2. First Civil War Monument
west side
N, 72° 46.966′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Percival Avenue and Sheldon Street, on the left when traveling north on Percival Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin CT 06037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berlin (approx. one mile away); Joseph J. "Joe" Buzas (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Britain Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Berlin Veterans Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); New Britain Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); VFW Post 511 Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Second Lt. Sherrod Emerson Skinner, Jr. (approx. 2.5 miles away); To Elihu Burritt (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
3. First Civil War Monument
east side
First Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
4. First Civil War Monument
south side
First Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
5. First Civil War Monument
A small cannon stands to the north of the monument.
First Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
6. First Civil War Monument
Plaque on the Railing image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
7. Plaque on the Railing
First Monument
In the United States
Dedicated to
The Soldiers of The
Civil War
Erected in 1863
Plaque on the Railing image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
8. Plaque on the Railing
This plaque is Presented to
The Town of Berlin
In Commemoration of the
100th Anniversary of the
Civil War
1861 – 1865
By the Republican Party of Berlin
May 30, 1961
Plaque on the Railing image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
9. Plaque on the Railing
In 1861 as the Civil War escalated, a decision was made to provide a monument to honor soldiers from the Kensington area. The effort was led by The Reverend Elias Hillard, Nelson A. Moore, Selectman George Cowles and church members. It was designed by Mr. Moore and dedicated on July 28, 1863. This monument was the first in the Nation to honor Civil War soldiers. There were 15 local area men who served including Elijah H. Bacon who was awarded the Medal of Honor.
This plaque donated by the Town of Berlin under the auspices of the Berlin Veterans Commission
Plaque at the North Base of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
10. Plaque at the North Base of the Monument
Elijah W Bacon
Medal of Honor
Corp Co F 14 Conn Inf
Civil War
May 6 1864
 
 
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