Litchfield in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
35 grave stones of Civil War soldiers surround the monument.
4 large cannon balls mark the corners of the plot.
Location. 41° 44.283′ N, 73° 11.988′ W. Marker is in Litchfield, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Whites Wood Road and Russell Street, on the left when traveling west on Whites Wood Road. Touch for map. Located in West Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Litchfield CT 06759, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wadhams Brothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Litchfield (approx. half a mile away); Oliver Wolcott Jr. Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Litchfield (approx. ¾ mile away); Earliest American Law School (approx. ¾ mile away); Litchfield World War I Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Litchfield Korean War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Litchfield World War II Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Litchfield.
Regarding Mustered Out. The monument is at the center of a cemetery section known as the Soldiers’ Lot. The monument was
In 1903, the state of Connecticut erected 23 headstones to honor Civil War heroes who were buried in unmarked battlefield graves. Soldiers’ Lot has 35 stones honoring Civil War veterans.
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Several of these markers refer to men from the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery who died at Cold Harbor. The very large cannon on the Litchfield green is also a marker to the 2nd "Heavies." Some of these guys re-enlisted from the old 19th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment, also known as the Mountain County Regiment (Litchfield County).
— Submitted June 2, 2010, by Andrew Smith of Torrington, Ct..
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.