An 1866 obelisk on the North Branford town green was among the first monuments in the state to honor Civil War veterans.
The monument stands on the green along Foxon Road (Route 80), next to the Congregational Church, and was dedicated in April of 1866 — less than a year after the war’s conclusion. The monument a bears simple inscription on its front (southeast) face reading “Our soldiers” and the year 1865.
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