Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Portland, ca. 1900Item 82256 info
Maine Historical Society
The Portland Soldiers and Sailors monument, designed by Franklin Simmons, was erected in 1889-1891.
Its inscription reads: "Portland, To Her Sons Who Died for the Union" on the west side and, on the east, "1861 ––– 1865 More than four thousand men were enrolled from Portland in the Army and Navy for the War of the Rebellion. More than three hundred were killed in battle or died in service. Honor and grateful remembrance to the dead. Equal honor to those who daring to die survived."
Note the GAR Thatcher Post 11 on the upper floor of the building at left.