"In Memory of Dorence Atwater, beloved husband of arii inoore Moetia Salmon. Born at Terryville, Conn., Feb. 3, 1845. Died at San Francisco, Cal., November 28, 1910. As a last tribute to his name there was erected in his native state a monument with this inscription:
This memorial is dedicated to our fellow townsman, Dorence Atwater, for his patriotism in preserving to this nation the names of 13,000 soldiers who died while prisoners at Andersonville, Ga.
He builded better than he knew;
some day, perchance,
in surprise he may wake to learn:
He builded a monument more enduring than brass.
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- Originally Created by: Nan
- Added: 3 Sep 2008
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