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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 Brave volunteers of Crown Point, who gave their lives as a sacrifice for their country and humanity in 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. 3˝ 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 liberality of Charles F. Hammond. When the war broke out no man
The Soldiers' Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
2. The Soldiers' Monument Marker
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. Hammonad was an 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.

http://www.lakechamplainregion.com/groups/itineraries/commemorating-american-civil-war
http://history.rays-place.com/ny/ess-crown-pt2.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hammond_(congressman)
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMM02139.html
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
3. The Soldiers' Monument
Pink image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 21, 2017
4. Pink
Memorial to Gen. John Hammond's horse Pink
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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