|This Civil War memorial is in Thomaston, about 35 minutes from Hartford.|
|Forty-nine soldiers from Plymouth, Conn., died during the Civil|
War. Above, the Plymouth Civil War memorial, one of the
oldest in the state.
In Thomaston, about a mile down the road from Plymouth, there's a large memorial on a small trangular plot off Park Street. Dedicated in 1902, it is flanked by a pair of cannon.
In Burlington, the names of 88 soldiers who served from the area during the war are listed on the plaque on a memorial on a small plot at the intersection of Spielman Highway (Route 4) and George Washington Turnpike. Fourteen of those soldiers died, no doubt an immense burden for such a small town. (2)
And here's a nice thought on the meaning of Memorial Day from Oliver Wendell Holmes, who fought at Antietam and later became a Supreme Court justice. Thanks to my friend Jim Buchanan, an Antietam park volunteer, for posting it on his excellent Walking The West Woods blog.
|At least 14 men from Burlington, Conn., died during the Civil War. |
(1) A Compendium of the War of Rebellion, Frederick H. Dyer, 1908
(2) American Civil War Research Database
(3) American Civil War Research Database