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Maine Civil War Monuments

Waterville (Monument Park)

Town/County:  Waterville/Kennebec Name:  Citizen Soldier
Location: Monument Park, Elm Street  
Type:  Soldier Materials: Granite, Bronze
Date Erected: Date Dedicated: May 30, 1876
Maker/Sculptor: Copy of Martin Milmore's "Citizen Soldier," cast by R. Wood & Co., bronze founders, Philadelphia Source of Funding: $2,700: $1,700 raised by the Waterville Soldiers Monument Association, $1,000 given by the Town of Waterville
Principal inscriptions: To The Memory Of The Soldiers And Sailors Of Waterville/Who Gave Their Lives For The Preservation Of The Republic 1861-1865/Erected By The Citizens Of Waterville/1876
References: Waterville Mail, November 5, 1875; Kennebec Journal, Augusta, June 2, 1876; Rev. Edwin Cary Whittemore, The Centennial History of Waterville, 1902, pp. 77, 191-197
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Stereo view by Charles G. Carleton, c.1880

Post card, c.1910