Search Results

Keywords: Soldiers memorials

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 109 Showing 3 of 109

Item 15753

Pledge to Cape Elizabeth Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society Date: 1897-07-01 Location: South Portland Media: paper

  view a full transcription

Item 15754

Portland Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association stock certificate

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society Date: circa 1883 Location: Portland Media: paper

  view a full transcription

Item 66476

Soldiers' Monument, Freeport, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1935 Location: Freeport Media: Linen texture postcard

Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 23 Showing 3 of 23

Exhibit

Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

View All Showing 2 of 77 Showing 3 of 77

Site Page

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…

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

Lubec's Soldier's Monument Soldier's Monument Dedication program, Lubec, 1904 Item 28661 infoLubec Memorial Library

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

Lubec's Soldier's Monument SEE NOTES Soldier's Monument Dedication Souvenir Program (inside), Lubec, 1904 Item 28662 infoLubec Memorial

My Maine Stories

View All Showing 2 of 4 Showing 3 of 4

Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Story

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

Story

Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy