the lincoln herm

On May 30, 1912, a monument consisting of a stone pillar and a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln was dedicated. The memorial to the “Town of New Milford in Loving Memory of the Soldiers & Sailors of the Union Army & Navy 1861-1865" was a gift of Civil War veteran Edward Williams Marsh, a quartermaster sergeant and captain in Connecticut’s Second Regiment Heavy Artillery. Marsh was also recruiting officer for the first two men from New Milford

(Thomas Burr and George E. Carpenter) to enlist in

Connecticut’s 29th Regiment.

new milford civil war memorial

On the Green, south of the Lincoln herm, New Milford Civil War soldiers share a monument with individuals from the town who served in World War I.

Thomas Burr • George E. Carpenter • Lewis A. Clagett • Henry J. Franklin

George A. Green • Richard Heacock • Philip H. Jacklin • Henry F. Jackson

William E. L. Morrison • Ezra L. Nichols • Chester Phillips • Henry J. Randolph

and Martin N. Tallman

can be found on the side of the memorial facing north.

Richard Heacock’s grandson Roland T. Heacock is on the World War I side.