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Maine Civil War Monuments


Town/County:  Hampden/Penobscot  
Location: Locust Grove Cemetery, Route 1A  
Type:  Shaft Materials: Italian marble, granite
Date Erected: 1864 Date Dedicated: July 4, 1864
Maker/Sculptor: Powers & Hall, Boston Source of Funding: Subscriptions from the citizens of Hampden
Principal inscriptions: 1864/Erected By Subscription/in memory of/Soldiers and Seamen from this town/deceased and slain in the War of the/Great Rebellion.  The Great Rebellion/terminated by the surrender of the Rebel Armies under Genl Lee April 9, 1865.  Our Fallen/Heroes/Abraham Lincoln/16th President/of the United States/was mortally wounded by/an assassin on the 14 and/died on the 15 of Apr. 1865/A Martyr To Liberty.  Consecrated/by Rev. J. K. Mason/July 4, 1864.  The Great Rebellion/commenced by the attack on Fort Sumter,/April 12, 1861.  This Monument placed here/by James A. Sweft
References: Bangor Whig & Courier, July 4, 1864; July 6, 1864; July 9, 1864; Portland Transcript, October 7, 1865
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