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Maine Civil War Monuments

Portland (Eastern Cemetery)

Town/County:  Portland/Cumberland Name:  Stinson Memorial
Location: Eastern Cemetery, Congress and Mountfort Streets  
Type:  Monument Materials: Norridgewock, Red Beach, Hallowell granite, bronze
Date Erected: 1908 Date Dedicated: July 4, 1908
Maker/Sculptor: George E. Brown, designer; Hawkes Brothers of Portland, granite work; Murdock-Shaw Company of Boston, bronze work. Source of Funding: Stinson Memorial Foundation (Survivors of Company H, Fifth Maine Regiment, especially Colonel Richard Cutts Shannon).
Principal inscriptions: Alonzo P. Stinson/Third Sergeant Co. H./Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry/Aged 19 Years/Killed At The First Battle Of Bull Run, Va., July 21st, 1861. Sergt. Stinson Was The First Volunteer Soldier From Portland To Give His Life For The Preservation Of The Union In The Civil War. This Memorial Erected By The Survivors Of Co. H. Presented To The City Of Portland, July 4, 1908.
References: Daily Eastern Argus, July 4, 1908, July 6, 1908; Portland Sunday Telegram, July 5, 1908; Portland Evening Express, July 6, 1908; Alonzo Palmer Stinson, Exercises at the Dedication of the Memorial to His Memory, Portland, 1909.
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Post card, 1910