Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dum Tacet Clamat-The Forlorn Soldier

My father has a soft spot for this aging brownstone of a Union soldier located in the South End of Hartford, CT. We went to visit him last night.
The inscription reads:

DUM TACET CLAMAT (Though Silent, He Speaks)
Rejected after the Civil War for a faulty foot position, this brownstone Union soldier was acquired in 1895 by Michael H. and John Kelly, stone cutters and placed at the Corner of Charter Oak Avenue and Union Street in Hartford where buffeted by flood and brushed by vandals, he stood until 1968 when J. Michael Kelly, a grandson, oved him to a fairer site, restoring his battered entity with the loving care he had solong been denied.