The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument – East Rock: New Haven, CT.

I yearly contribute to the Honor Roll Project of  Heather Wilkinson Rojo – the purpose is to photograph and transcribe Veteran names for family research. Heather’s Blog can be found at http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/…/would-you-like-to-c…

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument – East Rock: New Haven, CT.

This war memorial stands 112 feet tall and is located on East Rock in New Haven and visible for miles from the surrounding area. It was completed in 1887 and honors the residents of New Haven who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War.

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The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument – East Rock: New Haven, CT.

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Walls on opposite sides list names which were too numerous at this time to transcribe. I would be happy to search the panel if you are looking for a name. I photographed the panels in a large format so you may be able to download a copy to search. Possibly in the future I may undertake the transcriptions of the names.

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The monument was dedicated on June 17, 1887, with 175,000 people in attendance at the ceremony and parade

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The Angel of Peace statue atop the monument

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Large photo chart of the area you overlook – pinpointing with names the many areas to look for

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View looking toward West Rock

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The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

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The city of New Haven is seen over the trees

For More Info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers’_and_Sailors’_Monument_(New_Haven)

http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/eastrockpark.asp#map

http://www.chs.org/finding_aides/ransom/074.htm

 

© 2015 Jeanne Bryan Insalaco

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