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Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Soldiers’ Monument

 
 
The Soldiers' Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
1. The Soldiers' Monument Inscription
Inscription.
To the memory of the
heroic volunteers of Crown Point,
who gave their lives as a sacrifice
for their country and humanity,
in the suppression of the
Great Rebellion of 1861-1865.
This monument is erected by their
grateful fellow citizen.
C.F. Hammond.

 
Location. 43° 57.107′ N, 73° 25.988′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Creek Rd. Touch for map. Located in Veterans Park. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Israel Putnam (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 3½ miles away); Hathorne School (approx. 4.7 miles away in Vermont); A landscape filled with legend and activity . . . (approx. 5 miles away); Streetroad Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 5.3 miles away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crown Point.
 
More about this marker. The Soldiers' Monument. - This beautiful memorial of the dead soldiers of this town is also a monument to the patriotism and
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By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
2. The Soldiers' Monument Marker
liberality of Charles F. Hammond. When the war broke out no man came forward more promptly to aid the government in its peril, than he. All of the original horses for company H of the Fifth New York Cavalry were purchased with funds advanced by him and he in various other ways testified how deep was his sympathy with his country in her trial. When the struggle was over he was prompted by the same feelings to erect the beautiful monument to those who had fallen on the battle field. It is of Westerley granite, thirty-four feet in height, and surmounted by a statue of a soldier in uniform with his gun at rest. On three of its sides are inscribed the names of the dead heroes.
 
Regarding The Soldiers' Monument. C.F. Hammond was a local industrialist, and owner of the Crown Point Iron Company. This company supplied iron and steel used to build the ironclad USS Monitor.

His son John help raise units for the Union cavalry and eventually enlisted himself. John rose to the rank of colonel. Later in life he was a Congressman from NY.
 
Also see . . .
1. On the trail of the USS Monitor. Lake Champlain Region iternaries for viewing Civil War related sites in this area (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 

2. John Hammond (Wikipedia). C.F. Hammond’s son (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
The Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
3. The Soldiers' Monument
 

3. Hammond Family Business Papers 1835-1916. Collection at the Cornell University Library (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pink image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
4. Pink
Memorial to Gen. John Hammond's horse Pink
 
 
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