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Maine Civil War Monuments


Town/County:  Calais/Washington  
Location: Memorial Park, Main Street  
Type:  Soldier Materials: Calais granite, bronze
Date Erected: 1893 Date Dedicated: May 30, 1893
Maker/Sculptor: Maine Red Granite Company of Calais Source of Funding: $3,000 raised by the Ladies' Memorial Society of Calais, a women's group which originated with the Calais Sanitary Commission, a women's aid organization that functioned during the Civil War.
Principal inscriptions: In Grateful Remembrance Of/The Men Of Calais/Who Upon Land And Sea Sacrificed Their/Lives That The Nation Might Be Preserved/And That Government Of The People/By The People And For The People Should/Not Perish From The Earth/1861-1865
References: Calais Advertiser, May 31, 1893
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Post card, c.1930