Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
P. T. Barnum's gravestone at Mountain Grove
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Notables interred here include:
- Neal Ball, baseball player
- P. T. Barnum
- William D. Bishop
- Fanny Crosby, gospel hymn composer, poet
- Vernon Dalhart, country singer and songwriter
- Robert Lawson, the Caldecott and Newbery medal winning author and illustrator.
- Margaret Rudkin, Pepperidge Farm founder
- General Tom Thumb, the little person, whose monument includes a life-size statue of him at the top of a tall obelisk; and his wife Lavinia Warren
- Lawrence S. Petrisky, Outdoorsman, Author
Civil War monument
The cemetery includes a Civil War monument, Pro Patria. The granite stele monument with bronze plaque, raised in 1906 by the Bridgeport Elias Howe Grand Army of the Republic post and the State of Connecticut, is dedicated "IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN". The monument, by the Bridgeport sculptor Paul Winters Morris (1865–1916) includes bas-relief figures of soldiers with heads bowed. The monument is at the front of a plot marked by pyramids of cannonballs that contains the graves of about 83 Civil War veterans.