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Maine Civil War Monuments


Town/County:  Bridgton/Cumberland  
Location: Main and High Streets  
Type:  Soldier Materials: Bronze Statue, Granite Base
Date Erected: 1910 Date Dedicated: July 21, 1910
Maker/Sculptor: Hallowell Granite Company Source of Funding:  Henry B. Cleaves, Nathan Cleaves
Principal inscriptions: To Bridgton's Sons/Who Defended The Union/1861-1865/Presented By Nathan And Henry B. Cleaves/In Honor/Of The Living/In/Grateful Memory/Of The Dead/One Country/One Destiny/One Flag/They Strove That The Nation/Might Live, That Government Of The People/By The People/For The People, should Not Perish
References: Dedication of Soldiers' Monument, Bridgton, Maine, 1912; Portland Sunday Telegram, July 17, 1910; Lewiston Evening Journal, July 21, 1910; Portland Evening Express, July 21, 1910
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Current view


Post card view, c.1915

Photograph, Cleaves Rifles, Westbrook National Guard Company at the dedication of the Bridgton Civil War Monument, July 21, 1910