Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


In 1862 a grieving Gray family opened a coffin that was supposed to contain the body of their son. Instead they found the body of a stranger, a confederate soldier in uniform.

The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray."

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About This Item

  • Title: Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray
  • Creator: Willman, Eugene S.
  • Creation Date: 1979
  • Subject Date: 1979
  • Town: Gray
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 26 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 1/4
  • Collection: United Press International collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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