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James Goodwin Batterson
Birth: Feb. 23, 1823
Bloomfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1901
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Architect. He was head of the New England Granite Works in Hartford, Connecticut when the Civil War began. Because of his position as chairman of the State War Committee he chose not to serve in the Army but sought to be a construction consultant for the Union. With strong political support in the General Assembly, President Lincoln appointed him contractor for the Library of Congress building in Washington D.C. Being the leading supplier of monument stone, he traveled to Italy to find talented sculptors to work on his designs. He is credited with bringing the art of sculptured bronze and stone for national cemeteries and Civil War monuments. Most of the largest Civil War monuments were designed and built by Batterson and are those at the battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg. In a special reception at the Hartford Museum on October 16, 1880, he was honored by General Ulysses S. Grant for his contributions to historic preservation. He also built the State Capitol building in Hartford, Thayer Monument at West Point, Revolutionary Monument in Galveston, Texas, Worth Monument, New York City and the Hallock Monument at San Francisco. He founded Cedar Hill Cemetery where he is interred.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eunice Goodwin Batterson (1827 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Clara Jeannette Batterson (1855 - 1868)*
  James G. Batterson (1858 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 02, 2006
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James Goodwin Batterson
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Remembering James Goodwin Batterson with an ad that appeared in a book in 1851 for his works. (There is no copywright. It is in the public domain.) Rest in Peace Mr. Batterson...
- GAB
 Added: Jun. 9, 2014

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014

- tbeck
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014
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