African-American Soldier Monument (Danbury, CT)

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Title

African-American Soldier Monument (Danbury, CT)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Associations--Military
Northeastern United States
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The black granite monument, which resembles the adjacent grave markers, is dedicated to honoring African-American veterans who volunteered for Civil War service.

Creator

Unknown

Source

CT Monuments.net

Date

2007

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Wooster Cemetery, 20 Ellsworth Ave, Danbury, CT 06810, United States

Has Part

Inscription on the work:

"To the memory of the black soldiers of Greater Danbury who served in the 29th and 30th Regiments Conn. Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War 1861-1865.”

Below the inscription is an image of the Grand Army of the Republic medal. The rear of the monument includes the names of the 70 members of the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment; the names of the 9 members of the 30th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment, as well as the names of those who served as part of the 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment; the 2nd USCT; the 26th USCT; US Navy; 62nd New York Infantry.

Medium

Black granite

Bibliographic Citation

Dave Pelland. "Unknown and African-American Soldier Monuments, Danbury." CT Monuments. Net Connecticut History in Granite and Bronze. Accessed January 23, 2019: http://ctmonuments.net/2009/04/unknown-and-african-american-soldier-monuments-danbury/

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Sculpture

Collection

Tags

Citation

Unknown, “African-American Soldier Monument (Danbury, CT),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 12, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1113.

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