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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
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Owner in 1924: Mary Rothchild
Use: Dwelling - Three Family
Owner in 1924: Yetta Zimmerman
Use: Dwelling - Single family
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.
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.
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.
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Lubec's Soldier's Monument Soldier's Monument Dedication program, Lubec, 1904 Item 28661 infoLubec Memorial Library
Lubec's Soldier's Monument SEE NOTES Soldier's Monument Dedication Souvenir Program (inside), Lubec, 1904 Item 28662 infoLubec Memorial…
One of Many Monuments National Monument to the Forefathers model, Hallowell, ca. 1889Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library One well known…
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All
by Michael Uhl
What it means to have beaten the odds
by Ian Trask
Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.
"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day