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Maine Civil War Monuments


Town/County:  Farmington/Franklin  
Location: Common, Main Street  
Type:  Shaft Materials: Granite
Date Erected: 1903 Date Dedicated: June 17, 1904
Maker/Sculptor: Hallowell Granite Company, a copy of the Sixteenth Maine Regiment monument at Gettysburg made for the State of Maine by the Hallowell Granite Company from a design by General Tilden Source of Funding: George W. Ranger
Principal inscriptions: This Monument Erected/And Presented To The/Town of Farmington/By/George W. Ranger/Who Served As A Private/Soldier in the Civil War In The/Fifty-Third Mass. Infantry/And The Sixth Maine Battery/Light Artillery/To Perpetuate The Memory/of His Comrades.  2nd Face: To The Brave Men/Of Farmington/Who On Land and Sea/Freely Offered Their Lives/That They Might Transmit/To Posterity The Priceless/Inheritance Received From/Their Fathers, This Monu-/ment is dedicated in grateful recognition of their heroic sacrifice.  G. C. P.  3rd Face: Number of Men Furnished/By The Town of Farmington 305/ Killed and Died of Wounds 13/Died of Disease 35/Missing 25  4th Face: Farmington/1861-1865/In Memoriam/Erected 1903
References: Lewiston Evening Journal, May 28, 1904; Franklin Chronicle, June 22, 1904
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Post card, 1950