Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
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The GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Joseph E. Colby Post 41 built the Civil War soldier's monument in Rumford, to honor the area's war veterans.
Thomas Burgess and Grace Coffin donated the land, and the GAR post contributed funds from an insurance payout after their building was destroyed in a fire. Four surviving veterans, Rufus Farnum, Benjamin Franklin Virgin, Cyrus Howard, and Joseph A. Penley, raised additional money by going door-to-door, asking for donations.
On Memorial Day in 1921, the monument was dedicated to "Defenders of the Nation, Rumford, Andover, Hanover, Mexico, 1861-1865."
About This Item
- Title: Civil War soldier's monument, Rumford Center, 1921
- Creation Date: 1921
- Subject Date: 1921
- Town: Rumford
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Military service--1860-1870
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Military service, Voluntary Recruiting & enlistment--Maine--Rumford
- Monuments & memorials--Maine--Rumford
- Rumford (Me.)--History
- Farnum, Rufus
- Virgin, Benjamin Franklin
- Howard , Cyrus
- Penley, Joshep A
- Burgess, Thomas
- Coffin, Grace
For more information about this item, contact:Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
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