Broadway Civil War MonumentCurrently Open
- Address: 318 Elm St, Broadway St & Elm St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids
The Broadway Civil War Monument was built in 1905. It is dedicated to the First Connecticut Light Battery and the 6th, 7th, and 10th Connecticut Volunteers who served in the Civil War. The monument consist of a 32-foot column with an eagle in flight perched on its top. Statues of men who are looking into the horizon are placed at the foot of the column and along with a small plaque placed near the base, completes the monument.
From the 1879 soldiers of the 10th Connecticut Volunteers, there were 1011 casualties. From the 6th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, 807 casualties were informed from a total of 1,608 people. Today, the stories of these people is relived and remembered through this monument.
The monument has quiet a unique design. The statue of a man reaching into an ammunition bag represents the artilleryman scanning the area. The etched plaque at the base of the statue consists of the event of the siege of Charleston along with the Richmond and Petersburg campaigns in Virginia. The pile of stones in the northwest corner pay tribute to the military and civilians who lost their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even though quite troubling in what it represents, the monument has become an important structure to remember the trying times and to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives fighting for the country.
How to Reach Broadway Civil War Monument
- By Bus: Broadway and York St
- By taking a Taxi
- By walking
- By renting a Bike
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