New Milford in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Gift of
Edward Williams Marsh
Captain of Company –M-Second Connecticut Volunteers
To the Town of New Milford
In Loving Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors
Of the Union Army and Navy
President of the United States
Besides being in many skirmishes the New
Milford troops were engaged in the battles of
Gettysburg Cold Harbor
(South Facing Plaque):
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate...we can not consecrate...we can not hallow this
Delivered at Gettysburg
November 19, 1863
Location. 41° 34.833′ N, 73° 24.734′ W. Marker is in New Milford, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and Aspetuck Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Elm Street. Touch for map. Located at the north end of the Town Green. Marker is in this post office area: New Milford CT 06776, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. New Milford (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships Bell of the U.S.S. Pittsburgh (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Milford WW I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Milford Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Site Of Roger Sherman (approx. ¼ mile away); New Milford Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); New Milford WW II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Bridgeport Wood Finishing Company (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Milford.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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