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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1880
Media: Black & white photograph
Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum
Date: circa 1908
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Address: 99 Monument Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: David Gerber
Use: Dwelling - Three Family
Address: 108 Monument Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Julius Comeras
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 700,000 -- 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.
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.