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

New London Soldiers & Sailors Monument

 
 
New London Soldiers & Sailors Monument (South/Sailor Side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
1. New London Soldiers & Sailors Monument (South/Sailor Side)
Inscription.
[ East Marker : ]
In memory of
New Londonís Soldiers and Sailors
who fought in defence of their country
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Erected on the site of her first fort
Fortified 1691 - - - - - Dismantled 1777

[ North Marker : ]
Erected by
Sebastian D. Lawrence

[ West Marker : ]
Presented to their native city
by the sons of
Joseph Lawrence
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
New London Soldiers & Sailors Monument (North/Soldier Side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
2. New London Soldiers & Sailors Monument (North/Soldier Side)
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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
 
East Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
3. East Marker
North Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
4. North Marker
West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
5. West Marker
South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
6. South Marker
Closeup of Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
7. Closeup of Soldier
Closeup of Sailor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
8. Closeup of Sailor
Closeup of Peace Figure image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
9. Closeup of Peace Figure
Monument in New London image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
10. Monument in New London
<i>New London, Conn. State Street. View from Railway Station.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Leighton & Valentine Co., circa 1910
11. New London, Conn. State Street. View from Railway Station.
The S&S monument, as seen from Union Station.
 
 
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 406 times since then and 15 times this year. 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.
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