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1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Antonio Prats, March 6, 2010
1st Conn. Heavy Artillery Memorial
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery
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 . . . — Map (db m28358) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Abel Buel
Abel Buel 1742 – 1825 Engraver, Counterfeiter Coined the 1786 Fugio Cent And the Connecticut Cooper, Had a shop on this site — Map (db m52555) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Adriaen Block
Adriaen Block A short distance from where you are standing, in 1614 Adriaen Block, captain of the ship Restless sails up a river from the Atlantic Ocean which native peoples of the region have named "Quinnehtukqut", meaning the Great . . . — Map (db m53151) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Adventurers
In Memory of the Courageous Adventurers Who Inspired and Directed by Thomas Hooker Journeyed Through the Wilderness from Newtown Cambridge) In the Massachusetts Bay to Suckiaug (Hartford) – October 1635 Mathew Allyn John Barnard . . . — Map (db m52432) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democracy in America visited this area during his 1831 – 1832 tour of America Tocqueville C-SPAN placed by C-SPAN and the cable television industry . . . — Map (db m52694) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — American School for the Deaf
On Tuesday, April 15, 1817, in a building located on this site, the Connecticut Asylum for the Education of Deaf and Dumb Persons officially opened. The school was the first in America to teach deaf children and had a class of seven syudents. The . . . — Map (db m52437) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Andersonville Boy
In Memory Of The Men Of Connecticut Who Suffered In Southern Military Prisons 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m52190) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford
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Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Capt. Pownal Deming
[ east side ] Deming In Memory Of Capt. Pownal Deming Son Of David Deming & Mehitable Champion Born Sept. 30, 1749 Died April 9, 1795 [ west side ] An earnest patriot, he enlisted in the Continental Army at the . . . — Map (db m44066) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Captain Joseph Wadsworth
Captain Joseph Wadsworth Where You Are Standing On October 31, 1687 Came Sir Edmund Andros to the meeting house built on this site, sent by the British Crown to revoke Connecticut's Charter and establish the Dominion of New England. . . . — Map (db m53150) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Center Church
Center Church Organized 1632 Founded Hartford in 1636 First Minister Thomas Hooker Served 1633-1647 — Map (db m52439) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Chapman-Taft House
97 Elm Street Chapman-Taft House Erected by Charles & Sarah Chapman in 1861. Bought in 1873 by Dr. Cincinnatus A. Taft leading Hartford physician & Mark Twain's family doctor. Members of the Taft family resided here for nearly forty . . . — Map (db m52258) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Charter Oak Monument
Near This Spot Stood The Charter Oak Memorable in the History of the Colony of Connecticut As The Hiding Place Of The Charter October 31, 1687 The Tree Fell August 21, 1856 [ back ] 1905 This Monument Erected by . . . — Map (db m52339) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral Diocese of Connecticut Episcopal Founded as Christ Church 1762 Set Apart as Cathedral 1919 Present Building 1828 The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas Bishop of Connecticut The Very Rev. Mark B. Pendleton . . . — Map (db m44074) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Col. Thomas Knowlton
In Memory Of Col. Thomas Knowlton Of Ashford Conn. Who as a boy served in several campaigns in the French and Indian Wars Shared in the siege and capture of Havana in 1762 Was in immediate command of Connecticut troops at the Battle of . . . — Map (db m52189) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Columbus
Columbus Presented To The City Of Hartford By Its Italian-American Citizens Dedicated October 12, 1926 — Map (db m52341) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Confucius
ConfuciusConfucius (551 B.C. to 479 B.C.), with the given name Qiu and stylized name Zhongni, was a native of Lu State (now Qufu city of Shandong Province) in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. He was a great thinker, educator and . . . — Map (db m52259) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — First Company Governor's Foot Guard
[ south plaque ] 1771 Memorial 1912 To The Deceased Members Of The First Company Governor's Foot Guard Hartford Connecticut Erected By The Veteran Corps Dedicated June 1912 [ north plaque] 1771 Captain Samuel . . . — Map (db m43772) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Front Street
Along this avenue, once called Front Street, thousands of immigrants came after leaving their war-ravaged, poverty-stricken countries in search of freedom and a better life. They helped to build the City of Hartford, the roads on which their . . . — Map (db m52563) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — General Casimir Pulaski
Pulaski "I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it . . ." General Casimir Pulaski was born in Poland in 1748. He led the unsuccessful revolt of Polish Patriots against Russia. Upon arrival in America . . . — Map (db m52343) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — George Washington
Where You Are Standing On September 20, 1780 Waits General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the American Armies During the American Colonies' Revolution Against Great Britain. He has come with Governor Trumbull and . . . — Map (db m52783) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — George Wyllys
[ south side ] George Wyllys Born 1590 in Fenny Compton Co Warwick England Came to Hartford 1638 Deputy Governor of Connecticut 1641 And Governor 1642. Died March 9, 1645 Bridget Young his wife died at Fenny Compton March 1629 . . . — Map (db m43771) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Governor's Foot Guard One Hundred Seventy-Fifth Anniversary
To Commemorate The One Hundred Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Founding in 1771 Of the First Company Governor's Foot Guard. General Jonathan M. Wainwright, Hero of Corregidor and Guest of Honor at this celebration was . . . — Map (db m52913) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Governor's Foot Guard Two Hundreth Anniversary
To commemorate the Two Hundreth Anniversary Celebration Of the First Company Governor's Foot Guard, founded in 1771. The oldest military unit in continuous service in the United States. Participating were the Centennial Legion of . . . — Map (db m52916) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Griffin A. Stedman
Griffin A. Stedman Typical Volunteer Soldier Of the Civil War Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Brigadier General Born at Hartford Conn., January 6, 1838 Killed at Petersburg, Va. August 5, 1864 [ south side ] This Monument . . . — Map (db m52319) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Harriet Beecher Stowe Daughter of The Reverend Lyman and Roxanna Foot Beecher Born Litchfield Connecticut 14 June 1811 Married at Cincinnati Ohio 6 January 1836 To Calvin Ellis Stowe Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at Brunswick Maine in 1851 . . . — Map (db m53155) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Hartford
Hartford Hartford was named in 1637 after the English town of Hertford. The Indian name was Suckiaug. The first colonial settlement, called House of Good Hope, was made by the Dutch in 1633. The Reverend Thomas Hooker arrived overland from Newtown . . . — Map (db m43708) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Hartford Municipal Building
This Property Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m52430) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Hartford Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam 1959 – 1975 In Loving memory Of Those Loyal Men and women Of Hartford Who Served Their Country David P Speath Thomas M Neal Allan P Firmneck Roberto Ramos Anthony J Spirito Jr Angel L Diaz Jimmy L . . . — Map (db m74021) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth
Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth SAR Branch Connecticut Erected MCMXIII Here stood the home of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth Commissary General of the American forces in the War for Independence and a trusted friend of George Washington and "Brother Jonathan . . . — Map (db m52427) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Horace Wells
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Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — In Memory of the First Settlers of Hartford
In Memory of the First Settlers of Hartford Jeremy Adams Matthew Allyn Francis Andrews William Andrews John Arnold Andrew Bacon John Barnard Thomas Barnes Robert Bartlett John Baysey Thomas Beale Nathaniel Bearding Mary . . . — Map (db m83119) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — John Haynes
John Haynes 1594 – 1654 Of Copford Hall. Essex England. Third Governor of Massachusetts. A founder of this commonwealth & its first Governor. A lover of religious liberty. A man trusted and honored. Near this place he was buried & by . . . — Map (db m44068) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Jonathan Trumbull
Jonathan Trumbull Where You Are Standing From 1768 to 1784 Jonathan Trumbull guides the people of Connecticut to independence as the colony's Royal Governor. Governor Trumbull is the only colonial governor to stand with the patriots . . . — Map (db m52782) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Joseph Roswell Hawley
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Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Korczak Ziolkowski 1908-1982
Born in Boston, Korczak Ziolkowski was a completely self taught American original of Polish descent. Early in his career, he moved to West Hartford, to establish his studio and begin life as a professional artist. He began to sell commissioned . . . — Map (db m60005) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Last Horse Drawn Trolley In Hartford
Last Horse Drawn Trolley In Hartford Completed Its Run, And Went Out Of Service On This Corner On May 12, 1895 At 8:48 A.M. — Map (db m43740) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Latin School Free School Hartford Grammar School
On this site, from 1869 until 1963, stood the Hartford Public High School, the second oldest secondary school in the United States. Founded in 1638 as a Latin Grammar School. It became, in 1847, the Hartford Public English and Classical High School. . . . — Map (db m28374) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Lincoln Meets Stowe
Lincoln Meets Stowe Bruno Lucchesi, 2006 "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve." This sculpture commemorates the 1862 meeting of Abraham Lincoln and Hartford . . . — Map (db m52619) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour
Maj. Thomas Y. SeymourThis plaque and the renaming of this bridge honor the Revolutionary War hero and distinguished citizen of Connecticut, Thomas Y. Seymour. Seymour, who later rose to the rank of Major in the Continental Army, was born June 19, . . . — Map (db m52560) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards DSM
Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards DSM 1859 – 1931 Beloved commander of the 26th Division who led the sons of New England to glorious victory on the battlefields of France in the World War 1917 - - - 1918 Sponsored by the . . . — Map (db m52191) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Mark Twain
Mark Twain Samuel Clemens 1835 - 1910 [ north side ] One of the nation's most celebrated authors Mark Twain lived here in Hartford during the peak of his writing career from 1871 until 1891 Of Hartford, Twain wrote "Of all the . . . — Map (db m52434) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Marquis De La Fayette
To the Marquis De La Fayette, born September 6, 1757, died May 20, 1834. A true friend of Liberty, who served as a Major General in the Continental Army with “all possible zeal, without any special pay or allowances” until . . . — Map (db m3888) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Marquis de La Fayette
Marquis de La Fayette Where You Are Standing On September, 1824 Arrives the Marquis de La Fayette in Daniel Wadsworth's carriage drawn by four white horses. Hartford's citizens shout hurrahs, wave banners and throw garlands of flowers at the . . . — Map (db m43767) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Old North Cemetery
"A place of our common grief, our common hopes and our common faith; a place wherein we may see and feel our sympathy one with another." Frederick Law Olmstead Landscape Architect Old North Cemetery Hartford's principal municipal burying . . . — Map (db m53154) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Old State House Connecticut
Old State House Has been designated a Registered National Historic landmark Under the provisions of the Historic sites act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of . . . — Map (db m52699) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Orville Hitchcock Platt
Orville Hitchcock Platt Senator of the United States MDCCCLXXIX - MCMV — Map (db m52194) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Prudence Crandall
Prudence Crandall Where You Are Standing on May 24, 1833 The Connecticut General Assembly passes the Black Law expressly forbidding Prudence Crandall from recruiting African-American women for her school in Canterbury. Prudence refuses to obey . . . — Map (db m43765) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Recapture of the Connecticut River
Recapture of the Connecticut River 1981 – 1999 Dedicated September 3, 1999 On the occasion of the opening of Riverfront Plaza and Terraces Founders Bridge Promenade and State Street Landing [ left plaque ] A Historic . . . — Map (db m52601) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Rev. Samuel Stone 1602 – 1663
Rev. Samuel Stone 1602 – 1663 First Church Teacher and 2nd Pastor Co-Founded Hartford with Thomas Hooker Born in Hertford England — Map (db m43742) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Sacred to the Memory African Americans
Sacred to the Memory of the Three Hundred or more African Americans Free People, Slaves, and five Black Governors Who rest in Unmarked Graves in Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground 1640 - 1810 [ back ] School children in . . . — Map (db m43803) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt 1814 – 1862 On the grounds which his taste beautified by the home he loved this memorial stands to speak of his genius his enterprise and his success and of his great and loyal heart [ back ] His wife . . . — Map (db m52335) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Scion of the Charter Oak
Scion of the Charter Oak Planted 19 October 1871 by First Company Governor's Foot Guard White Oak (Quercus atba L) In the earliest days the great oak served both as a council tree and agricultural guide for Native Americans. The annual spring . . . — Map (db m64924) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
[ tablet on the east tower ] In Honor Of The Men Of Hartford Who Served And In Memory Of Those Who Fell On Land And Sea In The War For The Union Their Grateful Townsmen Have Raised This Memorial [ tablet on the west . . . — Map (db m52254) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Spanish War Veterans Memorial
To commemorate the valor and patriotism of the Hartford men who served their country in the war with Spain 1898 — Map (db m28288) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Stephen A. Douglas
Stephen A. Douglas 1813 – 1861 The "Little Giant" From Illinois And A Presidential Candidate Campaigned On This Site July 6, 1860 — Map (db m43738) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau
This tablet commemorates the historic first meeting of General George Washington and General Comte de Rochambeau, commander-in-chief of the French army in America, which took place September 20, 1780. On that occasion and in a subsequent meeting . . . — Map (db m52914) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — The Founders Bridge
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Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
In 1636 The Church in Newtown, Massachusetts Thomas Hooker, Minister was transplanted to this locality, called Meeting House Yard, Old State House Square City Hall Square. Near this site on May 31, 1638. Thomas Hooker preached his . . . — Map (db m52695) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — The Safe Arrival
In June 1636, about one hundred members of Thomas Hooker's congregation arrived safely in this vicinity. With one hundred and sixty cattle, they had followed old Indian trails from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the Connecticut River to build a . . . — Map (db m52557) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — The Tower Clock
The Tower Clock Was Given in Memory Of Horace John Wickham 1836 – 1914 By His Son Clarence Horace Wickham 1919 Perpetual care and replacement provided for by endowment — Map (db m52696) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Theodore Wirth
Theodore Wirth Superintendent Hartford Parks 1896 - 1905 Designer 1903 Elizabeth Park Rose Garden To whom this rose bed is dedicated and for whom it will be maintained as long as the park is here and people love roses . . . forever . . . — Map (db m44111) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — This Approach To Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground
This Approach to Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground, which was set apart in 1640 and contains the graves of Thomas Hooker and the other founders of Hartford, was completed in 1952 by the generosity of Edward M. Day and other . . . — Map (db m43743) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Thomas Hooker
Thomas Hooker 1586 – 1647 A leader of the founders in this commonwealth. A preacher of persuasive power. A statesman who based all civil authority on the free consent of the people. This tablet is placed near the site of his burial by The . . . — Map (db m44070) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Thomas Hooker
Thomas Hooker 1586 – 1647 Founder of Hartford Pastor – Statesman [ east side ] Leading his people through the wilderness, he founded Hartford in June 1636. On this site he preached the sermon which inspired the . . . — Map (db m52917) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Thomas McManus
1834 Thomas McManus 1914 Born in Hartford he lived his life here and died rich in the esteem of his fellows Major of the 25th Infantry Connecticut Volunteers 1862 – 1863 he was a brave soldier beloved by his men Upon this field . . . — Map (db m52317) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Trinity College 1823-1923 Pro Ecclesia Et Patria
Upon the brow of this hill stood The First Building of Trinity College Which was founded here as Washington College A.D. 1823 The name of the college was changed to Trinity college A.D 1845 it was moved to its present site A.D. 1875 when this . . . — Map (db m60004) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Union
Union Peter Chinni, 2005 "We shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving." Lincoln was committed to the ideals of the country's founding fathers, especially the . . . — Map (db m52621) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Hartford French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans . . . — Map (db m43739) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — William H. Mortensen
William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza July 15, 1903 – October 6, 1990 This plaza is dedicated in honor of William "Bill" Mortensen – whose life is an inspiration to a new generation of Hartford residents. Born in Hartford, Bill . . . — Map (db m52618) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Welcome to William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, the centerpiece of the Riverfront park system, spans I-91 to connect downtown Hartford with the Connecticut River. From the plaza, visitors can cross the river on the . . . — Map (db m52617) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — William H. Putnam
In recognition of the lasting contribution toward a better life for the People of Connecticut – especially for those of greater Hartford by William H. Putnam With Ability – Courage – Devotion and vision he served his . . . — Map (db m52784) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — World's First Pay Telephone
World's First Pay Telephone Invented By William Gray And Developed By George A. Long Was Installed On This Corner In 1889 — Map (db m44072) HM

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