Civil War Monument

2961 US Hwy 5, Derby, VT

War memorial erected in 1866

Photo 

Civil War Monument

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990

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Description 

Derby is believed to be the first town in Vermont to erect a Civil War Soldiers’ Monument. It was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies on October 31st 1866. The orator of the occasion was Gen. P. T. Washburn.

The monument is of granite and it consists of steps, base, table and shaft in all twenty feet high. On the front side of the shaft in raised gilded letters, is the inscription: "1866 To the memory of the volunteers from Derby who lost their lives in the Great Rebellion of 1861-65."

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • January 21, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody