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Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Inscription. Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Countless numbers of “Woodbridge Boys” enlisted in the United States Volunteer Army during the Civil War. One unit in particular, the 28th New Jersey - Company F, featured a large number of Woodbridge residents and won distinction in the Battles of Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg.

The Battle of Williamsburg in 1862 saw the death of Woodbridge Lt. William C. Berry. To commemorate their brother and all who served in the Union forces, Berry’s brothers and sisters rallied the community to raise $2,100 for a stone monument honoring veterans of the “War of the Rebellion.” The edifice was unveiled April 11, 1911 at the junction of main and Berry Streets and later moved to its present position at Main, Berry and Rahway Avenue.

The soldier portrayed is believed to be John M. Sutton, who served in the 5th New Jersey – Company H and saved the regimental colors at Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. In the monument’s foundation is a time capsule containing Civil War artifacts. The monument was restored in 2006 by the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township, with the addition of a Military Walk of Honor commemorating all who have fought in out nation’s wars, past and present.

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Woodbridge Township Historic
Inset - William C. Berry image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
2. Inset - William C. Berry
Preservation Commission
Mayor John E. McCormac Woodbridge Township 2013

 
Erected 2013 by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 33.322′ N, 74° 16.569′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Main Street near intersection of Berry Street and Rahway Avenue., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodbridge Township Municipal Building (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (a few steps from this marker); NJ POW Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Woodbridge War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbridge Township (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbridge Police Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Post Office (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Inset - Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
3. Inset - Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Inset - Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
4. Inset - Soldiers and Sailors Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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