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

The Confederate Bell

 
 
The Confederate Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
1. The Confederate Bell Marker
Inscription. The Confederate bell was captured during the Civil War by Colonel Alexander Warner who later presented it to Governor Phineas Lounsbury. For many years the bell stood on the Grounds of the Lounsbury Mansion, which in 1953 became the Community Center.

After cleaning and repairing the bell, it was mounted on this pedestal and rededicated to the Town of Ridgefield in a ceremony held July 4, 1971
 
Erected 1971 by Ridgefield Lions Club.
 
Location. 41° 16.777′ N, 73° 29.876′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street (Connecticut Route 35) 0.1 miles south of Governor Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of the Lounsbury House, the Ridgefield Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ridgefield Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Lounsbury House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Society of Ridgefield
The Confederate Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
2. The Confederate Bell and Marker
(about 300 feet away); Bissell's – Destroyed by Two Conflagrations (about 300 feet away); The Village Center in the Early 1900s (about 500 feet away); More of the Great Fire (about 500 feet away); The Great Fire of 1895 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Confederate Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
3. The Confederate Bell
Inscription on the bell:
Cast by C.W. Coffin
Buckeye Bell Foundry
Cincinnati, Ohio 1845
The Confederate Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
4. The Confederate Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,230 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 23, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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