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Winsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Winchester Soldiers’ Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
1. Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Soldiers
Memorial

 
Erected 1890.
 
Location. 41° 55.473′ N, 73° 4.365′ W. Marker is in Winsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Crown Street 0.1 miles south of Munro Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winsted CT 06098, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winsted Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winsted Korean Conflict - Persian Gulf Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Living Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winchester VFW Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winsted Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winchester Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winsted Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Winchester Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winsted.
 
More about this marker. The Winsted Soldiers Memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1984

The Winchester Soldiers' Monument, built with granite rock supplied from a quarry near the town's Highland Lake, is fashioned in
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By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
2. Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker
the style of an old world feudal tower with a watch tower projecting above the battlements of the structure on which stands a bronze cast figure of a Civil War Soldier. The Monument is 20 feet square at the base and 15 feet square at the top and stands nearly 44 feet high from the ground to the top of the battlements and rises another 20 feet to the top of the soldier's color staff. The bronze cast soldier stands on a tourelle (a tower jumping out of a wall) at one corner of the structure. The solder, sculptured by George E. Bissell, was cast by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Co. of New York City. It is believed that local resident and Civil War veteran Colonel Samuel B. Horne served as a model for the bronze statue. Horn is said to have been the first man to enlist in the Civil War from Winchester and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The granite is an uncommon color that appears at times to be pinkish cast and at others times greenish gray. Some of the individual stones are as large as 56" long and 15" high and at the base 26" deep. Construction of the Monument on the top of Camp Hill in 1888-1890 required unique engineering and physical labor.

Inside the Memorial there are three floors each with a room 12 feet square. At each floor, windows provide an overlook of the area. A wooden internal stairway leads to each floor and to the top of the tower.

On
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By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
3. Winchester Soldiers' Memorial Marker
the first floor is a marble fireplace and nearby a wall-size granite dedication plaque. On the second floor there are five tablets attached to the walls. These plaques contain the names of more than 300 men who served in the Civil War. The third floor allows visitors to examine the buildings interior construction.

The Memorial was completed in 1890 and officially dedicated Thursday, September 11, 1890. At the dedication ceremony, Governor Morgan G. Bulkeley and other state and national figures attended. Also at the dedication, attended by an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people, were many surviving Civil War soldiers. In newspaper accounts of the dedication and in interviews with dignitaries at the time, it was noted that the monument was built to stand for ages and called "one of the handsomest monuments in the state."
 
Also see . . .
1. Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. George Edwin Bissell. Wikipedia entry for sculptor George Edwin Bissell (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication plaque and five name tablets inside of the Memorial
[Dedication Plaque on First Floor]
Erected by the
Citizens
Statue at the Top image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
4. Statue at the Top
of Winchester
in recognition of their obligation

– to –

The Loyal men
who represented them during
The War of The Rebellion
whose names
are herein perpetuated
in Grateful Remembrance of
their Patriotic Service

1861 - - - 1865

[Name Tablets are mounted on the Second Floor of the Memorial]

[Name Tablet - ‘A’ - ‘D’, Column One]
George Allen • Jabez Alvord • George L. Andrews • George E. Andrews • Antoine Albert • Mason Atkins • Gottlieb Arnold • Jackson Avers • Joseph H. C. Bachelder • Ira C. Bailey • Marcus Baird • James Baker • Charles Baldwin • James R. Baldwin • Decius C. Bancroft • Chester L. Bancroft • Samuel C. Barber • Lewis S. Barnes • John B. Barnes • Lyman A. Barton • Earnest A. Basney • Wheelock T. Batcheller • Albert M. Beach • Burton B. Beach • Edward Beach • Daniel Bellows • George Bellows • Gustave R. Bernhart • John Biderman • Patrick E. Birmingham • Hippolite Bleuet • Alfred G. Bliss • Henry Bradley • Samuel U. Brewer • Charles A. Bristol • Francis T. Brown • Jacob T. Brown • George Bulcroft • Robert J. Bulcroft • Alawson D. Bunnell • Almeron Bunnell • Albert Burdick • James Burke • Francis Burger • Richard Butler • James M. Burton • Adelbert M. Calkins

[Name Tablet - ‘A’ - ‘D’, Column Two]
Alfred Calkins • Edward Camsell • George Canfield
Entrance Arch to the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
5. Entrance Arch to the Monument
• Benjamin G. Carman • Edward F. Carrington • Philip D. Carroll • Thomas Caserley • Victor Clauodt • Chester D. Cleveland • Henry E. Cleveland • Lucius W. Clary • Daniel S. Coe • James N. Coe • Peter Coe • William F. Coggswell • Sherman T. Cooke • Fredrick M. Cooke • Henry P. Cook • Wolcott Cook • Giles A. Cone • Alfred Comins • Andrew Collins • John C. Cooley • Samuel A. Cooper • William S. Cooper • William Couch • Chauncy S. Crittenden • James R. Cummings • Chauncey Culver • Robert A. Cutler • Charles Daniels • Frederick M. Daniels • George Daniels • Edward Day • Henry A. Dayton • Lewis Dayton • Levi L. Dayton • Cornelius Dayton • Charles Decker • Henry M. Dee • Henry Deitertt • Charles O. Dennin • James Dennin • John M. Dennin • George N. Dewey • Robert Dempsey • Edward Didsbury

[Name Tablet - ‘D’ - ‘L’, Column One]
Adam J. N. Dilly • Edward H. Dolphin • James Dolphin • Michael Donnelly • Edgar V. Doughty • Edwin Downs • Lewis Downs • Bernard W. Doyle • James Dudley • James Dugan • David Durand • Hiram Eddy • Brastus Eggleston • Geoge W. Eggleston • Gustavus Eggleston • Lucius Eggleston • Rusus Eggeston • Arnold Egly • William Elliott, Jr. • George W. Elmore • Burton B. Evitts • Jared P. Everts • Thomas Farley • James G. Ferris • Myron Ferris • Edward Finn • Michael Finn • Philip D. Fisk • Matthew Fitzgerald • Daniel Fitzpatrick • Edward S. Fleming • Elliot Fleming • Paul Forcier • Claudius W. S. Foster • Correll T. French • Fernando Gale • Westley Gale • John E. Garrett • Birdsey Gibbs • George N. Gibbs • Charles Gilbert • John Gloster • Dennis Glynn • Salmon A. Granger • Ward Grant • James A. Green • Manwaring Green

[Name Tablet - ‘D’ - ‘L’, Column Two]
Samuel E. Griffin • Michael Haggarty • William Hague • William Hall • Charles Harris • Leonard S. Harris • Luther W. Hart • Timothy A. Hart • Willard Hart • William F. Hatch, Jr. • Charles L. Hewitt • Edwin E. Hewitt • Solomon R. Hinsdale • Nelson Hodges • William S. Holabird • Charles N. Hollister • Wm. Henry Holman • George W. Hopkins • Benjamin E. Hosford • Charles L. Hosford • Hugh Hay • George Hoskin • John J. Horne • Robert E. Horne • Samuel B. Horne • Orson Howard • Alonzo J. Hull • Charles Hull • William R. Hubbard • Asa Humiston • Andrew M. Hurlbut • Goerge W. Hurlbut • John W. Hurlbut • William S. Hurlbut • George Jessup • Patrick Keegan • Henry Kemp • Abram G. Kellogg • Henry C. Kent • Edward B. Kinne • George Kinney • Francis H. Kinney • Horace Kinney • Lewis Kreager • James A. Latham • George L. Leonard • Jacob Leroy

[Name Tablet - ‘L’ - ‘P’]
Charles H. Lewis • Fredrick Liebeck • Ralph Linay • Goerge Losaw • William H. Losaw • Daniel Lutherington • Charles Maddra • James E. Maddra • Elbert Manchester • B. Frank Marsh • Lorenzo Martin • Walter Martin • Silas H. McAlpin • Thomas McCarthy • James C. McCauley • James McDermott • Alexander McGuire • William McGrans • John McMann • Sterling D. Milliman • Charles H. Moore • George Moore • Harvey Moore • Herman P. Moore • Milton T. Moore • Silas Moore • Thomas Morris • Daniel Mullen • Augustus Nevins • Caleb P. Newman • Henry Overton • Leander Packard • William T. Page, Jr. • Charles E. Palmer • Frank Parkcant • John Partridge • Frank S. Pease • George L. Pease • James A. Pease • George W. Pendleton • Frederick O. Peck • Ira W. Pettibone • Joseph Pettit • William N. Pierce • Charles H. Pine • Charles H. Pond • William H. Pool

[Name Tablet - ‘P’ - ‘W’, Column One]
Charles C. Potter • Charles Presber • Fredrick W. Presber • Jerome Preston • James Price • William Prince • Henry Prindle • Nelson Proper • Patrick Quigley • David R. Rankin • Charles A. Reynolds • Henry J. Reynolds • Augustus Richwein • Elam E. Richardson • Theodore Robbins • Henry L. Roberts • Hiram C. Roberts • Julius Rogers • John Rose • Edward E. Rowe • William H. Rowe • Ansel Rowley • Henry H. Rowley • John G. Rowley • Edward Rugg • Harlan P. Rugg • Timothy Ryan • Edmund B. Sage • Stephen W. Sage • Hicks Seaman • William Seymons • Philip Shelley • John B. Sinclair • Edward Skinner • Henry Skinner • Jeffrey Skinner • Lucius S. Skinner • Orlow J. Smith • Prosper W. Smith • Thomas Smith • William E. Snediker • William H. Slack • Charles Slater • Philip Stabell • Darwin S. Starks • Charles H. Stewart

[Name Tablet - ‘P’ - ‘W’, Column Two]
Platner S. Sweet • John M. Teeter • James Tencellent • Joel G. Thorp • Julius Thorn • Frank S. Turner • Albert M. Tuttle • Hubbard E. Tuttle • James Tuttle • John K. Twiss • George M. VanOstrem • Henry VanDeusen • John W. Vaughn • Herbert L. Veber • William A. Wadsworth • William C. Wakefield • Huber A. Warner • William Warner • Cassius Watson • Joseph Watson • William S. Watson • John B. Welch • Thomas Welch • Henry Wenzel • Willard S. Wetmore • Henry Williams • John P. Wilbur • Howard S. Wheeler • John E. Wheeler • Mark H. Wheeler • Lucien B. Wheelock • Matthew Wiffler • George White • Henry C. White • Wilson B. White • Marcus J. Whitehead • George Wood • Warren M. Wood • Julius Woodford • William S. Woodford • James G. Woodruff • Wallace W. Woodruff • Erastus Woodworth • Columbus Wright • George Wright • Henry W. Wright

[Supplementary List ]
Seba Beach • James Dolphin • George C. Downs • Davis Hart • Edward Hazzard • Lewis Hazzard • Myron N. Hubbard • Edward Keegan • Richard Laffin • Joseph M. Marsh • Henry C. White • George J. Pond • Darwin C. Andrews Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

2. Style of memorial
I've seen towers of a similar shape in Scotland from roughly around the same period described as Scots baronial style. I don't think this is particularly in Scots baronial style but it will have been part of the Gothic revival which was fashionable in Western architecture around at that time.

Editor's Note: According to the Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park web site, it is indeed designed in Gothic Revival.
    — Submitted August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.

 
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