Parade Ground

Parade Ground (HMWJ5)

Location: New London, CT 06320 New London County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 20.646', W 72° 5.637'

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This parade ground appears on a map from the 1830s, when the second Fort Trumbull was still standing. Its use dates back at least that far. The army conducted drills and inspections of troops on this stretch of land until the early twentieth century.

The Revenue Cutter Service School of Instruction and later the Coast Guard Academy used the parade ground to drill and review cadets until 1932, when the academy moved upriver to its present location. The parade ground also served as a site for ceremonies, such as graduation exercises.

In 1925 a former army administration building was demolished, creating more space for the parade ground. However, according to Paul Johnson, Coast Guard Academy librarian and curator, "It remained small enough . . . to make precision in close order drill essential."
HM NumberHMWJ5
Placed ByFort Trumbull State Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 743141 N 4581031
Decimal Degrees41.34410000, -72.09395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.646', W 72° 5.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 38.76" N, 72° 5' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 East St, New London CT 06320, US
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