Hartford Courant, Hartford CT, 25 May 1920, page 20
CARL H. CONRADS DIES SUDDENLY
Sculptor and Veteran of the Civil War
Carl H. Conrads, well known sculptor and veteran of the civil war, died suddenly at 10 o'clock last night at his home in West Hartford. He was born in Brelsig, Germany, February 26, 1839 and came to America in November 1860. He enlisted in the army March 3, 1861. He was on his way to his parents who were in Texas, but owing to a blockage he was forced to remain in New York. He enlisted in Company G, 20th New York Volunteers and served thirteen months then he re-enlisted in Battery F. United States Artillery and served eleven months more. He was discharged June 1, 1863.
He was in several big battles including Antietam, the seven days before Richmond, the battle of Fredericksburg. He witnessed the naval fight between the Cumberland, Merrimac and MOniter, seeing is plainly from the shore. At the close of the war he remained in New York for a short time and in 1866 came to Hartford where he was sculptor for the late James G. Batterson until 1903.
Mr. Conrad has made some well known pieces, among his works being the soldier statue at South Manchester, the General Sylvanus Thayer statue at West Point, N.Y., the Alexander Hamilton statue in Central Park, New York, the Daniel Webster and General John Stark statues in Saturary Hall in the Capitol in Washington. "The Minute Man of 1776" and "SOldier of the Civil War" at Lexington, Mass, the colossal soldier statue for the ANtietam monument, measuring twenty-one feet high and a great many cemetery pieces scattered throughout the country.
On April 23, 1874 he married Helen R. Goelz (Stadtmueller). They had no children but adopted Clara Sprenger, who married Robert H. Ellsworth of Oregon. Mr. Conrads moved to West Hartford [CT] in 1900, a few years before his retirement from active work.
Helen Roemer Goetz-Stadtmuller Conrads
Gravesite Details Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions, Fairview Cemetery
Lot-94 Conrads, Carl H., born 1839, died 1920 (Civil War Flag)
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