Cornwall War Memorial

Whilst filming in Cornwall, Vermont recently, I saw their town monument across from the Town Hall. It is a war memorial to the men who served during the American or US Civil War and World War I. In fact, one young man died in Verdun one day prior to the signing of the Armistice, which ended the war.

“Cornwall is home to a monument of fallen soldiers from several wars. Most recent inscription is of a soldier who was killed on the Verdun Front on 10 November 1918, a day before the armistice.”-,_Vermont

“The Cornwall people have voted to erect a soldiers’ monument. (Christian Messenger (Montpelier), March 26, 1868

We saw yesterday at the depot in the process of shipment to its destination, a beautiful monument, to be erected by the people of the town of Cornwall, in memory of the deceased soldiers from that town.
The monument is of Barre granite, with a die, upon the front of which is engraved “Cornwall Remembers.” Below this is a shield, and in the lower corners of the die, ‘1861’ ‘1865.’ Upon the other faces of the died are inscribed the names of the soldiers who have died in the service from that town. The dimensions of the base are 5 feet 2 inches by 2 feet. The sub-base is 4 feet 2 inches by 15 inches. The die is 3 feet 2 inches square and 4 feet 2 inches in height. The shaft is octagonal, 12 feet 2 inches in height, by 2 feet at base and 13 inches at top.
The monument is from the quarry of Capt. Ira P. Harrington, of Barre, and is one of which he, as well as the citizens of Cornwall, may justly be proud. Its cost was $1600. (Watchman (MOntpelier), October 28, 1868, page 2)

The Cornwall soldiers’ monument was dedicated yesterday. Col. Veazey delivered the address and Col. Proctor read a poem. (Vermont Record and Farmer (Brattleboro), page 8)<“-

Cornwall Remembers: Civil War and World War I Military

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