Keywords: Civil War Memorial
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Contributed by: Bangor Public Library
Date: circa 1875
Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society
Date: 1861 - 1864
Location: Presque Isle
Media: Ink on paper
Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.
Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.
Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.
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… from their historical collections relating to the Civil War era and residents of their area who participated in the war; held "One Book, One…
If your organization has Civil War related materials you wish to contribute to Maine Memory Network, go to our Share Your Local History section or…
… A poster advertises the Pierce Brothers' Civil War stereoscopticon images depicting scenes from the war.