Alonzo Stinson monument, Portland, 1908

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Sgt. Alonzo Palmer Stinson was the first soldier from Portland killed in the Civil War. He was 19 when he died at the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, less than a month after enlisting as a sergeant in Co. H of the 5th Maine Volunteer Regiment.

Stinson's brother Harry was also in Company H; he stayed on the battlefield with his brother after Alonzo was wounded by a cannonball.

The illustration shows the memorial in Eastern Cemetery that remembers Stinson. It is in the shape of a rigid knapsack with a blanket roll on top, such as infantry soldiers carried early in the war. Survivors of Co. H of the 5th Maine presented the memorial to the City Of Portland on July 4, 1908.

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  • Title: Alonzo Stinson monument, Portland, 1908
  • Creator: Shaylor Engraving Co.
  • Creation Date: 1908
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Manassas, VA
  • Media: Watercolor
  • Dimensions: 71 cm x 55 cm
  • Local Code: OSDrawer12
  • Object Type: Image

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

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