Soldiers and Sailors Monument (New Haven)

Soldiers and Sailors Monument (New Haven)

:"This article is about the monument located on East Rock in New Haven, Connecticut.":"For other monuments with the same name, see the Soldiers and Sailors Monument"

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, located on the 366 foot summit of East Rock in New Haven, Connecticut, is visible for miles from the surrounding urban metropolis and Long Island Sound. convert|112|ft|m|0|lk=on high, the monument 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. [http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/eastrockpark.asp#directions City of New Haven] . cited Dec. 22, 2007.]

Inscriptions

The inscriptions on the Soldiers and Sailors monument are as follows:

Southwest face (Civil War battles)
* Gettysburg
* Port Hudson
* Fort Fisher
* 1861-1865

Southeast face (Revolutionary War battles)
* Bunker Hill
* Bennington
* Saratoga
* 1775-1783

Northeast face (War of 1812 battles)
* Lake Erie
* Lake Champlain
* New Orleans
* 1812-1815

Northwest face (Mexican-American War)
* Palo Alto
* Molino Del Rey
* Chapultepec

In addition, the northwest face bears a large plaque with the following inscription: "1861-1865 Soldiers and Sailors of New Haven who died in defense of the Union." This inscription is followed by a three-column casualty list of twelve regiments of infantrymen. The frame of the plaque depicts numbered badges and flags. Some legible names along this border include:
*Fort Donaldson
*Hampton Roads
*Newberne, N.E.
*Fort Pulaski
*James Island
*Island No. 10
*New Orleans
*Fair Oaks
*Secessionville
*Gettysburg
*Dallas
*Bull Run

References

Links

* [http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/eastrockpark.asp#map City of New Haven map of East Rock Park]
* [http://www.visitnewhaven.com/pdfs/trails/New_Haven/TrailMap-NewHavenEastRock.pdf SCRCG map of East Rock Park]
* [http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/eastrockpark.asp City of New Haven East Rock Park page]
* [http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/ City of New Haven]
* The Connecticut Historical Society - [http://www.chs.org/ransom/074.htm Civil War Monuments of Connecticut]
* New Haven Mayor's Office - [http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/angelofpeace/history.asp A Brief History of the Angel of Peace and the New Haven Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument]


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