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, overlooking the New Haven area and Long Island Sound; visible for miles from the surrounding area. It was completed in 1887 and dedicated to honor the residents of New Haven who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War.
On dedication day, June 17, 1887, the marchers and horse drawn carriages carrying Generals W. T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan, along with some 20,000, proceeded to ascend to East Rock for the ceremony. They began at Church and Chapel Street at 8:30 a.m. that morning and it took until 4 p.m. that afternoon for everyone to pass the monument at the summit. An estimate of close to 200,000 people lined the parade route to make it the biggest event in the City’s history.
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.
For More Info:
Michael Herrick of Southbury, CT. has transcribed the names on the HMdb.org site. (Historical Marker database)
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