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Maine Civil War Monuments


Town/County:  Castine/Hancock  
Location: Town Common  
Type:  Soldier Materials: Granite
Date Erected: Date Dedicated: May 30, 1887
Maker/Sculptor: Hallowell Granite Company Source of Funding: $1,525 from the Town of Castine
Principal inscriptions: In Memory Of The/Soldiers And Sailors/From Castine/Who Offered Their Lives In/The War For The Preservation/Of The Union/1861-65/"With A Great Sum Obtained/We This Freedom"
References: Mt. Desert Herald, April 22, 1887; May 13, 1887; June 3, 1887; Ellsworth American, June 2, 1887; June 9, 1887; George A. Wheeler, History of Castine, New York, 1923, p. 350.
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Current view


Photograph by Will C. Tuttle, Dedication of the Castine Civil War Monument, May 30, 1887

Photograph, Castine Civil War Monument, c.1890


Post card, 1920