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Item 15582

Gravestone, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 12468

Joseph Stockbridge headstone, Portland, 1761

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1761 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12469

Deacon Samuel Ford headstone, Woolwich, 1787

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1787 Location: Woolwich Media: Photographic print


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Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

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.


A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.


Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray." View additional information about this item on…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Gravestones of John Savage and Sarah Dolliver SavageItem Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library The first generation of…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Thompson's Memorial

… created memorial works, including headstones and gravestones. After Thompson died in 1912, Frank Barney, his son, became the sole owner of the…

My Maine Stories

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day