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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

Item 15754

Portland Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association stock certificate

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society

Date: circa 1883

Location: Portland

Media: paper

Item 66476

Soldiers' Monument, Freeport, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library

Date: circa 1935

Location: Freeport

Media: Linen texture postcard

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Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

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.

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Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

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.

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Woodbury K. Dana's grave, Westbrook, 1924

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.

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Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

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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Soldier's Monument Dedication program, Lubec, 1904

Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

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

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SEE NOTES Soldier's Monument Dedication Souvenir Program (inside), Lubec, 1904

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 Showing 3 of 3 View All

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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

Story

The Wall

by Michael Uhl


What it means to have beaten the odds