Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by 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."

The monument also is known as "Our Lady of Victories."

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About This Item

  • Title: Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Portland, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Longfellow Gallery, Portland
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Photographs--Portland--Streets--Congress
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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