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1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery

 
 
1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Antonio Prats, March 6, 2010
1. 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial
Inscription. 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Originally 4th Conn. Infantry Mustered in May 22, 1861 Mustered out Sept. 25 1865 Total enrollment officers and men 3802

Erected by the survivors and friends of the regiment and the veteran and active companies Hartford City Guard to the first volunteer organization that was mustered for three years into the service of the United States in the War of 1861-1866.
 
Location. 41° 45.774′ N, 72° 40.894′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Capital Avenue near Trinity Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marquis De La Fayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Confucius (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Thomas Knowlton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity College (about 400 feet away); Columbus (about 500 feet away); Joseph Roswell Hawley (about 500 feet away); Orville Hitchcock Platt (about 600 feet away); Chapman-Taft House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Additional comments.
1. My Great
1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Antonio Prats, March 6, 2010
2. 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial
Great grandfather was responsible for this monument.

James B. McNamar mustered out of the 1st CT. Heavy Artillery in Washington DC on 9/25/1865 as a Full Qtr Master Sargent. He helped to track down the Petersburg Express and get it to Connecticut. He also gave the dedication speech and marched in the parade afterward. This is all documented in the State Library archives. This monument means a lot to me because it is my only real link to him.
    — Submitted July 16, 2011, by Lee McNamar of Westbrook, Connecticut.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Antonio Prats, March 6, 2010
3. 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial
A 13-inch Model 1861 Mortar sits atop the memorial. This particular piece was cast in 1862 by Fort Pitt Foundry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It weighed 17,197 pounds. It has the registry number 95 on the muzzle face.
Orginal Dedication Program image. Click for full size.
4. Orginal Dedication Program
Showing James B. McNamar holding an image of the monument.
Description of Program given at Dedication image. Click for full size.
5. Description of Program given at Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Antonio Prats of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,830 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Antonio Prats of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.   4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2011, by Lee McNamar of Westbrook, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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