New London in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
New London Soldiers & Sailors Monument
In memory of
New Londonís Soldiers and Sailors
who fought in defence of their country
Erected on the site of her first fort
Fortified 1691 - - - - - Dismantled 1777
[ North Marker : ]
Sebastian D. Lawrence
[ West Marker : ]
Presented to their native city
by the sons of
May 6, 1896
[ South Marker : ]
“Donít Give Up The Ship”
Erected 1896 by Sebastian D. Lawrence.
Location. 41° 21.25′ N, 72° 5.629′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Bank Street, on the left when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New London CT 06320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary New London (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Privateering (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Americans The Roots of the US Coast Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); 16 Bank Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Atlantic Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amistad Incident (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
More about this marker. The monument consists of a 50-foot tall granite obelisk topped by a female symbol of peace, and with a soldier and a sailor at the base. The names of Revolutionary and Civil War battles in which New London men participated appear on the north side of the obelisk above the soldier. These include Gettysburg, Port Hudson, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Groton and Bunker Hill. Above the sailor on the south side of the obelisk are the names of ships on which New London men served. These include Kearsarge, Hartford, Chesapeake, Constitution, Trumbull and Defence.
Categories. • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 420 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 11. submitted on January 6, 2015.