And lastly, we have the Groton Monument. The cornerstone for this monument, which was built to commemorate those who died at the Battle of Groton Heights, was laid on the 24th anniversary of the battle: September 6, 1825. When completed in 1830, the monument was 127 feet high, with an observation cupola at the top.
For the battle's centennial anniversary in 1881, the cupola was replaced with an iron-capped pyramid, in emulation of the Bunker Hill Monument, completed in 1843. Lightning shattered the Groton Monument's capstone in 1918, and it's obviously been replaced with something, because...it has a top.
Just inside the door to the Monument are marble slabs, upon which the names of those killed at the fort have been laboriously carved. The stone at the bottom left of this picture says:
THE CITY OF GROTON
SUCCESSOR TO THE BOROUGH OF GROTON
HAS NOT FORGOTTEN
THE COURAGE, VALOR AND SACRIFICES
OF ITS VETERANS OF ALL WARS