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Danbury in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

David Wooster Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
1. David Wooster Monument
Inscription.
[ North face ]
David Wooster
First Maj. Gen. of the Conn. Troops in the Army of the Revolution.
Brig. Gen. of the United Colonies.
Born at Stratford, Mar. 2, 1710-11.
Wounded at Ridgefield,
April 27, 1777,
while defending the liberties of
America,
and nobly died at Danbury, May 2, 1777.
Of his country Wooster said,
“My life has been ever devoted to
her service from my youth up. Though
never before in a cause like this –
A cause for which I would most cheerfully
risk, nay, lay down my life.”

 
Erected 1854 by Free and Accepted Masons, Citizens of Danbury.
 
Location. 41° 24.171′ N, 73° 27.205′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Ellsworth Avenue 0.1 miles west of Summit Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Wooster Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury CT 06810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Soldiers in Unknown Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Danbury Station
David Wooster Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
2. David Wooster Monument
[ West face ]
Brother David Wooster Impressed while a stranger in a foreign land with the necessity of some tie that should unite all mankind in a Universal Brotherhood. He returned to his native country and procured from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mass. a Charter and first introduced into Connecticut that Light which has warmed the widows’ hearts and illumined the orphans pathway. Under this Charter in 1750 Hiram Lodge No. 1 of New Haven was organized of which he was the first Worshipful Master. Grateful for his services as the Master Builder of their oldest temple for his fidelity as a brother and his renown as a patriot and a soldier. The Free and Accepted Masons have united with his native state & the citizens of Danbury in rearing and consecrating this Monument to his memory.
Erected at Danbury, April 27, A.L. 5854,
A.D. 1854, David Clark Grand Master.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilton Semaphore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Danbury Disasters (approx. 0.4 miles away); NYC Crane, “GCT-1” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wooster Square (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
 
Also see . . .  The Life of General David Wooster. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
David Wooster Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
3. David Wooster Monument
[ South face ]The panel depicts General Wooster as he was wounded at the Battle of Ridgefield.
David Wooster Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
4. David Wooster Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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