Keywords: Civil War soldiers
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900–1935 Location: Chelsea; Eastport Client: Eastern Branch N.H.D.V.S. Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.
Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.
Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.
The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray." This item is in copyright.